Enter the competition

Are you passionate about science?

If you are aged 18 and over, think you can explain a scientific concept in just three minutes, and are interested in developing your presentation and communication skills, the British Council's FameLab competition is for you!

Communicating science accessibly and attractively to a non-scientific audience is an ever-growing priority for researchers worldwide. By doing so they not merely change the common stereotype of the scientist as 'the geek in the white lab coat busy doing strange things', but also justify public funding for their research.

FameLab helps early-career researchers acquire valuable skills to communicate their work accessibly and attractively to a non-scientific audience. The competition offers contestants training masterclasses, which focus on presentation and communication skills and aim to empower individual scientists and researchers in speaking about their work. 

What's more, if you’re chosen as the winner of FameLab Australia, you could also find yourself travelling to The Times Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK to represent Australia at the FameLab International grand final!

Applications for the 2016 competition are now CLOSED

We received a record number of applications for the 2016 competition, so thanks to all who entered! We are now in the process of reviewing your applications and will be in touch with you shortly to inform you of the next steps. 

If you are selected to take part in a national semi-final event, you will attend the semi-final closest to you and present your scientific topic to our panel of judges! (Don't forget to invitе your friends and family to come and watch and support you!).

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