HERVEY Bay dance group Nefertiti Dance will accept a $500 award today for their entry in the Shakin' It for the Dugongs dance competition earlier this year.

The brain child of educator and catchment specialist Peter Oliver, the Shakin' it for the Dugongs competition was an experiment in using the internet to generate awareness about the need to protect dugongs in the Great Sandy Strait.

Nefertiti Dance gained more than 900 views on video-sharing website YouTube for their entry to the competition.

Entrants were required to choreograph a dance to Mr Oliver's song Dugong Rock.

Videos with the most views and originality were declared the winners in June.

Mr Oliver will hand over the prize money today at Enzo's cafe, where the group will perform their winning dance for the public at noon.

The group have previously performed the dance at the Paddle Out 4 Whales event.

In the event of wet weather, the performance will be held at University of Southern Queensland Hervey Bay campus in the executive suite.

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