Are you eligible to enter FameLab?

If you are working in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), then FameLab is for you. 

Check your eligibility below.

We welcome: We cannot accept:
  • Aged 18 and above
  • Thai nationality
  • Lecturers and specialist teacher in STEM subjects
  • Researchers who use existing research or meta-studies
  • People who work on applying STEM eg. patent clerks, statisticians, technicians, business and industry
  • University students of STEM subjects
  • People who apply STEM in the armed forces or government bodies
  • Press or PR officers, even for science-related organisations
  • Artists who work on science-related themes
  • Performers whose shows are about science or engineering
  • Science centre staff who work exclusively or mainly with the public
  • Journalists and broadcasters (as their main or only job)

Competition format

1. Join our roadshows (optional) – Learn more about FameLab in one of our roadshows. Gain useful tips from our FameLabber before the live audition.

Roadshow schedule:

Location Date Venue Register to roadshow
Bangkok Tuesday 6 Feb 2018 Room CO-110, Central Building, Thailand Science Park -
Chiang Mai Saturday 10 Feb 2018 TEDx Chiang Mai, Le Meridien Hotel Chiang Mai -
Khon Kaen Sunday 4 Mar 2018 I-San Film Archive, President Offices Building 2, Khon Kaen University No registration required.

2. Enter FameLab – Talk science in three minutes through either video entry or live audition with judges. Read competition requirements and tips here

Audition Date Venue Register online
Live audition (Bangkok) Thursday 15th February 2018 at 16.00 hrs onwards Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) Click here
Live audition (Khon Kaen) Sunday 4th March 2018 at 10.00 - 14.00 hrs.  Khon Kaen University Click here
Video audition Application close 20 Mar 2018, 23.59 hrs (Thailand time GMT+7) - Click here

3. Compete in National Audition -  Tuesday 3rd April 018 at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), Bangkok.
Shortlisted applicants from the VDO and Live Audition will compete in the National Audition in front of judges and the public. 10 finalists will be selected to attend the Masterclass. 

4. Attend a two day Masterclass –  Saturday & Sunday 7-8th April 2018 at NSTDA, Pathum Thani.
10 finalists will attend the Masterclass to gain invaluable skills from our UK expert trainer, make new friends and expand their network. 

5. FameLab National Competition - Saturday 28th April 2018 at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), Bangkok.
Face the live crowd, put your trained skills in action and win prizes. FameLab Thailand 2018 winner will be selected to compete in the International FameLab Competition in the UK. 

6. International FameLab competition – 5-10 June 2018 at Cheltenham Science Festival, UK
Visit the science festival where FameLab started, see world-leading experts talk, meet fellow FameLabbers from across the world, and gain experience on a global stage.

FameLab 2018 Prizes

Rank Prize

First Place

- Ticket + accommodation to the UK to join FameLab International round
- Scholarship for science communication purpose
- Trophy

1st Runner-up

- Scholarship for science communication purpose
- Trophy
2nd Runner-up - Scholarship for science communication purpose
- Trophy
Popular vote (Counted on number of likes and shares)

- Osmo Mobile by DJI
- Trophy