FameLab is a communications competition designed to engage and entertain by breaking down science, technology and engineering concepts into three minute presentations. Contestants from around the world take part armed only with their wits and a few props that they can carry onto stage – the result is an unpredictable, enlightening and exciting way to encourage your curiosity and find out about the latest research.
FameLab was started in 2005 in the UK by Cheltenham Science Festival and has quickly become established as a diamond model for successfully identifying, training and mentoring scientists and engineers to share their enthusiasm for their subjects with the public.
Working in partnership with the British Council this global competition has already seen more than 5000 young scientists and engineers participating in over 25 different countries. NASA has license to deliver the competition in the USA in the field of planetary sciences.
To participate in one of the last few open calls for FameLab UK, you can register here
Besides the FameLab live heat and regional final in Newcastle on 24 February 2015, you can also sign up for our Video Heat. All you need to do is record a 3-minute video of yourself talking about your favourite STEM related topic with only the props that you can carry yourself. Please note that you are not allowed to edit the video, use any animation or background music. All we want to see and hear is you and your passion for science.
Please fill in the above registration form and submit before the deadline on 28 February (midnight). The winner of the Video Heat will move on to the FameLab Masterclass in the end of March and the FameLab UK Grand Final on 22 April at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre.
Together Cheltenham Festivals and the British Council co-produce the FameLab International Grand Final held at the Cheltenham Science Festival each June. The 2015 FameLab International Final will feature the winners of FameLab competitions held in over twenty countries across five continents. Ten of these international finalists will be shortlisted in the semi-finals and go on to compete in the International Grand Final on Thursday 4th June in the EDF Energy Arena.
The 2015 edition sees competitors from Australia, Benelux, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom competing to be FameLab International Winner 2015.