Freqently Asked Questions
Friday, March 9, 2012
How do I know if I am a finalist?
A list of finalists in each prize will be posted on the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes website four weeks before the Award Dinner. All entrants will be contacted by either email or letter informing them of the outcome of the judging.
Is there an entry fee?
No. The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are free to enter.
Can I get an extension to submit my work after the closing date?
Under no circumstances will an extension of the closing date be granted. No entries will be accepted after this time, and no further correspondence will be entered into. We must strictly adhere to this policy to be fair, honest and transparent to everyone who enters a Eureka Prize. Sorry, but we can't be talked around on this one - whether you are a 6 year old school student, or a distinguished scientist - the answer will always be NO!
Will you return the supporting materials accompanying my entry following the judging?
Unfortunately, we are not able to return any of the supporting materials that accompany your entry.
Can I nominate myself for an Australian Museum Eureka Prize?
Yes, self-nomination is an acceptable way to enter the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.
Can I submit the same work for different prizes?
No. Work submitted in more than one prize will be disqualified.
I have entered or been nominated for a Eureka Prize last year. Can I enter again?
Yes. Unsuccessful entrants and finalists are eligible to enter the same work in subsequent years.
Am I able to receive feedback on my entry?
No. The judges decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
CITIZENSHIP & RESIDENCY
Do assessors have to be Australian?
No. Assessors can be any nationality.
Do I have to be Australian?
For a team entry, the team leader must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident at the time the research entered was undertaken. Members of the team do not have to be Australian residents or citizens, however, they must have resided predominantly in Australia at the time the research/activity entered was undertaken.
For an entry that is not a team, all entrants must be an Australian citizen or resident at the time the research/activity entered was undertaken.
ONLINE ENTRY FORMS
I forgot to print out my online entry form. How can I access it?
When you submitted your online entry form, you would have received a confirmation email from the Eureka Prize Unit. Your entry form is attached to this email.
I'm having trouble filling out the entry form. What do I do?
Contact the Eureka Prize Unit on 02 9320 6483 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
I have submitted my online entry form and realised some of the details were incorrect, how do I change it?
Once you have submitted your form, you are unable to change the details. If you feel the changes are critical, please contact the Eureka Prize Unit on 02 9320 6483 or email@example.com for help.
SLEEK GEEKS SCIENCE EUREKA PRIZES
What if my Sleek Geek Science Eureka Prize video is over three minutes long?
Edit, edit, edit! To be eligible to win a Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize your video must be more than one minute and less than three minutes long. Videos not meeting this requirement won't be judged.
Are home educators eligible to enter the Sleek Geek Science Eureka Prize?
Can I deliver my Sleek Geek Science Eureka Prize entry personally to the Australian Museum?
Yes. Please leave your clearly marked entry at the reception desk off William St.
How do I know if you received my Sleek Geek Science Eureka Prize entry in the mail?
We will acknowledge receipt of your entry by email within two weeks of entries closing.
Can I watch winning entries in the Sleek Geek Science Eureka Prize competition?
Sure. You will find them at http://www.abc.net.au/science/sleekgeeks/eureka/
Are Assessor Reports really that important?
Yes, you must have at least one to be eligible to enter. Judges rely on assessor reports to provide them with additional perspective and informed opinion on the importance and relevance of your entry. They are a very important part of your application. Don't leave them until the last minute to collect!
Do I have to include four assessors' reports?
You must submit a minimum of one and maximum of four assessor reports.
Who can be an assessor?
Ideally an assessor would be a colleague, peer or mentor who is familiar with your work (but not directly involved in it), who can provide judges with additional perspective and informed opinion on your entry. An assessor should be a respected expert in your field.
Can my assessor send their report directly to you?
All assessor reports must be attached to your entry. Assessor reports that are not attached to an entry will not be accepted.
Does an assessor's report have to be signed?
We understand that assessor reports are collected electronically and therefore may not include a signature. Make sure the assessors report clearly shows the assessor's name, position, and organisation and contact details on letter head/email signature.
Can a nominator also be an assessor?
Yes. The person who nominates you for an Australian Museum Eureka Prizes can also provide an assessor report.
Is an assessor's report in the form of an email ok to submit?
Yes. Make sure that the email clearly shows the assessor's name, position, organisation and contact details.