Otago student George Mander won the 2018 Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Premier Award with his "outstanding presentation titled "The Case for Crickets" which proposed using the insects as an alternative food source. George won over a strong field of undergraduate and secondary school contestants. He wins $10,000 plus the special Trophy which is presented by the Governor-General Her Excellency the Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM QSO
The Highly Commended Awards went to:
Undergraduate - Bronwyn Wilde (University of Auckland) for her presentation "Food Chain - Improving Food Safety Using Blockchain Technology"
Secondary School - Shalin Shah (Mount Albert Grammar School) for "Clean Meat: The Answer to Dirty Farming"
Secondary School - Katrina Young (Orewa College) for "Epigenetics and Health"