Apply

Before you apply please make sure you are eligible to take part in this competition!

Applications for the 2017 competition will open on 9 January!

We received a record number of applications for the 2016 competition, and can't wait to hear about the new research and discoveries coming from labs across Australia in 2017. 

To enter, you will be asked to submit a short video of you talking about your research. More details will be available shortly.

Semi-finals will take place 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 (don't forget to invite your friends and family to come and watch and support you!).

Semi-finals

There will be four semi-finals in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia in March and April 2017.

Semi-final 1: Brisbane, QLD - Wed 22 March 2017

Semi-final 2: Melbourne, VIC - Thurs 30 March 2017

Semi-final 3: Sydney, NSW - Wed 5 April 2017

Semi-final 4: Fremantle, WA - Wed 12 April 2017

National final

If you are successful at the semi-finals, you will be invited to attend the national final in Perth, WA.

Here, you will be asked to give second presentation, which can be based on the same research but must be sufficiently different to your first presentation. You will also undertake intensive presentation training with our visiting UK FameLab International trainer to help you develop invaluable media and presentation skills. You will be given details about this if you selected to go through to the national final.

The 2017 national final will be held at Western Australian Maritime Museum on Thursday 4 May.