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Sleek Geeks Children’s Science Video Contest Winners

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Thanks to following Australian herpetologist Brian Grieg Fry on Facebook, I found out about the recently wrapped up student science video contest sponsored by Dr. Karl from the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) called the 2011 Sleek Geeks Eureka Science Schools Prize, a part of the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, Australia’s most comprehensive science awards. It is also sponsored by the University of Sydney.

Here are more details about the contest, including sponsors, prizes and information for next year!

Check out the winners here

According to ABC:

“The idea is to communicate a scientific concept(s) in a way that is accessible and entertaining while painlessly increasing the public’s science knowledge or, as the Sleek Geeks like to say: “Learn something without even noticing”.

Entries take the form of a one to three minute video piece and a 250 word description of the content, and may be produced by an individual student or a group of up to six students. This prize is about content and creativity, not production values!”

Sleek Geeks Winner

Secondary school category

Primary school category

  • Winner: The life cycle of a stick insect by Anastasia Kennett
  • Second place: Why the fish could not cross the road by Jack Allan, Bodhi Genis, Emile Scheffers, Yanik Scheffers, Acacia Smith and Jules Tait

Again, check out all the winners here

They had some fabulous substantial cash prizes for the winners. Sponsored by a broadcasting company, a University, a bookstore and more, I am very impressed at Australia’s interest in getting kids involved in science.

Even though this children’s science contest is closed for the year, remember that there are two still open for entries. Check them out!

Kids Read Science and Teens Read Science

and 60 Second Science from Australia

Turn on your cameras and share your science knowledge!


Joanne Manaster About the Author: Joanne Manaster is a university level cell and molecular biology lecturer with an insatiable passion for science outreach to all ages. Enjoy her quirky videos at, on twitter @sciencegoddess and on her Facebook page at JoanneLovesScience Follow on Twitter @sciencegoddess.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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  1. 1. kclancy 8:20 am 09/12/2011

    Wow, that stick insect video was great (and ADORABLE).

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  2. 2. mcshanahan 10:33 am 09/12/2011

    These are great! Thanks for sharing.:)

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