FameLab, part of the Science Alive programme, will be held for the 4th consecutive year in Hong Kong in February 2013!
The aim of FameLab is to encourage young scientists (19 to 35 years old) to inspire and excite public imagination with a vision of science in the 21st century.
Contestants have 3 minutes to accurately present a scientific topic to an audience and a panel of expert judges. The talk should be entertaining, original, and scientifically accurate but also engaging to a non-scientific audience. From the live auditions and video submissions, finalists will chosen to compete in the Hong Kong Final at the Hong Kong Science Museum. But before then, they will participate in a mandatory two-day MasterClass on 23-24 February 2013 in Hong Kong, led by a team of UK and HK science communication experts.
The Grand Prize is an all-expenses-paid trip to the UK in June 2013 to represent Hong Kong in the FameLab International competition at the Cheltenham Science Festival.
Watch the presentations by our previous winners and finalists!
Languages of Presentations
Presentations can be in English or Cantonese during the live auditions and video submissions but they must have been in English for the final competition and if you win, for the International competition in the UK.
In order to communicate science effectively and accurately, the organisers encourage that you check the content of your presentation with your professors/supervisors to ensure that the scientific concept you are delivering is accurate and reflects the latest science.