FameLab 2018 winners
FameLab 2018 winner Vanessa Pirotta, runner-up Toby Hendy and audience choice recipient Muthu Vellayappan

About 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!

2019 Applications

Applications for the 2019 competition will open on 7 Janary 2019. Find out more information on the Foundation of the WA Musuem website. 

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