Enter the competition

Are you passionate about science?

If you think you can explain a scientific concept in just three minutes, and are interested in developing your presentation and communication skills, FameLab's the competition 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 2017 competition are now open!

Applications for FameLab 2017 are open now until Friday 24 February 2017.

Submit a short application form and video entry and you could be invited to perform live at one of the national semi-final events in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth during March and April 2017. If you are selected to take part in one of the semi-finals, you will attend the closest event to you and will be asked to present your scientific topic to our panel of judges.

Find out more below or submit an application here

Are you a spectator rather than a competitor? No worries! Why not come along to one of our FREE FameLab events in March, April and May to see our contestants explain seemingly unexplainable concepts (like quantum physics) live on stage? Keep an eye on our ‘What’s on’ page as details of the live heats are announced. Each night is sure to be full of laughs, drama and surprises – don’t miss out!

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