FameLab 2019 international winner on stage
FameLab International Final 2019 ©

Still Moving Media, courtesy of Cheltenham Festival.

Could you inspire and educate a live audience about your work in science, technology, maths or engineering – in just three minutes?

What is FameLab?

FameLab is a global competition to find and support the world's most talented new science communicators. Participants have three minutes to win over the judges and audience with a scientific talk that excels for its content, clarity and charisma.

Each year, the British Council runs national FameLab competitions in around 30 countries. The winners of the national competitions travel to Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK for the FameLab International Final in June.

FameLab’s history

Cheltenham Festivals held the first FameLab in 2005. Since 2007, a partnership with the British Council has seen the competition go international. To date, more than 10,000 scientists and engineers have taken part.

FameLab 2019

The following countries took part in 2019: Australia, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Qatar, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland,Thailand, and the UK. 

Read about the 2019 winners.