The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are a unique partnership between government organisations, institutions, companies and individuals committed to celebrating the vitality, originality and excellence of Australian science.
Presented annually by the Australian Museum, the prizes reward excellence in the fields of:
- research & innovation
- leadership & commercialisation
- school science
- science communication & journalism.
For individual prize details see 2013 Prizes.
2013 Key Dates
Entries Open: Friday 1 February
Entries Close: 7pm AEST Friday 3 May
Finalists Announced: Friday 2 August
Winners Announced: Wednesday 4 September
- Established in 1990 to reward outstanding achievements in Australian science and science promotion/ communication
- In 2013, 18 prizes will be awarded in four categories - Research & Innovation, Leadership & Commercialisation, School Science and Science Communication & Journalism
- Australia's most comprehensive national science awards
- A unique co-operative partnership between government, education and research institutions, private sector companies, organisations and individuals. See Our Sponsors
- Each prize is judged by a panel of eminent and qualified individuals, whose contribution of expertise and time helps support the credibility of the Eureka Prizes. See Judging the Eurekas
- The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes culminate in a gala Award Dinner
- The Award Dinner has become the largest single event in Australia celebrating and rewarding Australian science
- The 2012 dinner was attended by 700 guests, with comperes Natarsha Belling and Graham Phillips
- Publicity of the 2012 prize winners reached an estimated audience of 12.5 million