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Date and time

Registrations close Sun 30 June.

Location

Nationwide

Cost

Free

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The Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards are a competition where contestants present speeches on a science, technology, engineering or mathematics idea of their choosing and how the idea will make New Zealand a better place.

The competition gets students to investigate how big ideas from around the world could increase New Zealand's economic, environmental and social wealth and wellbeing.

To deliver a successful Eureka! presentation contestants will demonstrate:

  1. Knowledge of an area of science, technology, engineering or mathematics

  2. How their area of knowledge and interest can be (or is being) applied to enable tangible benefit to New Zealand’s economic, environmental and social wealth and well-being, so helping deliver on Sir Paul Callaghan’s ambition for New Zealand

  3. The presence and capability to communicate clearly, succinctly and persuasively to a general audience comprising people from business and the political arenas as well as the wider public

The winner is awarded the Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Premier Award and prize money of $10,000.

The three runners up will receive Highly Commended Awards plus prize money of $5,000.

The eight contestants selected as National Finalists will each receive a Merit Award and prize money of $1,500. 

There are also many scholarships and internships on offer in addition to the prizes for presentations of merit.

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Event details

Date and time

Registrations close Sun 30 June.

Location

Nationwide

Cost

Free

Find out more