Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge
The NSW Government Eureka Prize for Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge is sponsored by New South Wales Government.
The NSW Government Eureka Prize for Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge is awarded to an Australian individual, group or organisation for work that demonstrates achievements in deepening the broader community's understanding of climate change, its impacts and the need for action.
Climate change represents one of the major risks to the security of people around the world.
Decisive action, at global, national, organisational and individual levels is one of the most important steps we can take to reduce the risks from global warming.
Support for and participation in action to tackle global warming is dependent on assisting the broader community to understanding what climate change is and what its potential impacts are.
Some of the facts around climate change are complex and continue to be debated however there is still a core of information that is not disputed which can help the community to understand what global warming is about and to begin to appreciate how this may impact on our ecosystem and our lives.
Effective communication about climate change across the different demographic and cultural segments of the Australian community will be critical to our ability to implement changes and respond to the demands a new global economy based on lower greenhouse gas emissions, with new energy, transport and other services adapted to both cope with and address climate change.
The NSW Government Eureka Prize for Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge is designed to highlight outstanding work by an Australian individual, group or organisation that has delivered effective communication to assist understanding of climate change, its challenges and potential solutions.
Work entered must be communication designed for the general community or a targeted broad segment of the community. It must have been designed to assist understanding of the cause and process of global warming. It may also address the challenges and/or potential solutions.
Entries must address each of the following criteria:
In what way is the communication design and delivery innovative? What outcome was the communication seeking to achieve?
In what way does it break new ground in the design and/or delivery of information about complex scientific concepts?
2) Impact and effectiveness
• How has the Climate Change communication been evaluated and its effectiveness measured?
- how has it increased the community's understanding about what climate change/global warming is
- how has it enhanced the community's ability to assimilate and evaluate additional information on climate change that they are exposed to?
• What specific results were achieved by the communication.?
• How did the target audience respond to the communication?
• What is the potential for adaptation of this approach to further assist understanding of other demographic and cultural segments of the Australian community?
The prize is open to individuals, groups or organisations. Entrants can either enter themselves or be nominated by others.
Work entered for this prize must have been undertaken:
• in Australia by an Australian citizen(s) or Australian resident(s). Where the entry is by a group, all members of the group must meet this criterion;
• undertaken no more than two (2) years prior to the closing date for entries.
You must submit an online entry form including all supporting documentation by midnight AEST Friday 7 May 2010 to be eligible for this prize.
Entries with insufficient sets of supporting documentation will not be considered. Submitted material will not be returned.
Any entries received after midnight AEST Friday 7 May 2010 will not be considered.
Hard-copy applications will not be considered.
The work entered/nominated for this prize may not be entered/nominated for another Australian Museum Eureka Prize.
The deliberations of the judging panel remain confidential. All recommendations and decisions taken are binding and final and no correspondence will be entered into on such matters.
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1. You must prepare and attach the following supporting documents to your online entry form. (Please clearly label your attachments as per below.)
a. Activity Summary: a brief description of the activity entered, including objectives and results to date (two page maximum)
b. Judging Criteria: a brief description of how the work entered addresses each of the judging criteria (two page maximum)
c. Assessor Reports: a maximum of four (4) written reports addressing each of the judging criteria from assessors who are familiar with the entered research (two page maximum per report). NOTE: Judges rely on assessor's reports to provide additional perspective and informed opinion on the entry. Assessors should not be personally or directly involved in the work entered in this prize.
d. Publication: You may if you wish (and if appropriate) also include a copy of your work from one externally-refereed publication.
Supporting documentation can be uploaded in Microsoft Word (.doc), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Microsoft Excel (.xls) or JPeg (.jpg). Collectively, attachments can be no larger than 5MB.
2. Submit an online entry form by midnight AEST Friday 7 May 2010.
Complete the online entry form which must include all your supporting documents and submit by midnight AEST Friday 7 May 2010.
If you require further information or help, please call the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes Unit on +61 2 9320 6483 or email email@example.com