FameLab is the leading science communication competition in the world

FameLab is a live science communication competition that aims to discover charismatic early career scientists who can inspire people to see the world from new perspectives. It is run annually in Australia and in over 30 countries across the world. 

If you think you can explain a scientific concept to a general audience, in just three minutes, FameLab's the competition for you! You could become the new face of science, represent your country at the FameLab International final in the UK, and open doors to global opportunities in science communication! 

Applications for FameLab 2018 applications have closed!

To enter, the entrants were asked to complete an online form and submit a short video of you talking about your research. More details will be available here shortly.

Semi-finals will take place in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth during March and April 2018. 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. 

Rewards for FameLab entrants will be expert sci-comm training, PLUS you could win $1,000 and a trip to the UK to present at the international finals!

Are you a spectator rather than a competitor? No worries! 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 at the botton of this page as details of the live events and their registration links are announced. Each night is sure to be full of laughs, drama and surprises – don’t miss out!

2018 FameLab Australia National Final

In May 2018, 12 finalists will share their dynamic three-minute science stories to a curious audience at the 2018 National Final. You can find out more about each of the finalists here.

Our 2018 media partner, Australia's Science Channel, will livestream the event.

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