The Winner of the 2015 Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Premier Award was Year 12 Orewa College student, Jennifer Palmer, who delivered mastery of science and communication with her presentation "Synthetic Biology - Engineering the Future"
The Winner of the 2014 Premier Eureka Award was Sam Hall-McMaster, a neuroscience student at the University of Otago. His presentation involved outlining how nanotechnology could improve our health, the environment and the future of New Zealand.
The winner of the 2013 Premier Award and Trophy was Evan Brenton-Rule, a science and law student at Victoria University of Wellington. His topic was "Invasive species management - pulling the wings of wasps".
The winner of the first premier award was Hadleigh Frost, a physics student at the University of Canterbury who delivered a presentation on the benefits of brain-based devices, entitled 'Building the Brain'.