Competition format and Live Audition

Are you working or studying in science and engineering?

If you are aged between 18-40 and think you can explain a scientific concept in just three minutes, you could win some fantastic prizes.

Engaging with people outside the scientific community allows scientists to not only enthuse people about their work and science in general, but to justify their use of public funding. What are you waiting for?

Famelab Thailand competition format

1. Enter competition – Talk science in three minutes through either video entry or live with judges.

     - VDO audition: can submit video online until 12 February 2017 

     - Live audition: talk science in front of judges as the schedule below. To join the competition, click "Enter the competition now", you will be able to choose date and place for your live audition.

Note: *Join one of our roadshows – learn more about FameLab. Take useful tips from an outstanding FameLabber or STEM Ambassador on science communication before live audition. register here

Live Audition and FameLab & School Lab Roadshow schedule:

Province Date Location Register to Roadshow Deadline for registration
Bangkok 15 Jan 2017 Royal Paragon Hall 3, Siam Paragon Click here 13 Jan 2017
Khon Kaen 25 Jan 2017 Sirikunakorn 3, Sirikunakorn building, khon Kaen University Click here 23 Jan 2017
Surat Thani    4 Feb 2017 Prince of Songkla University Click here 1 Feb 2017
Pathum Thani 11 Feb 2017 National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) Click here 8 Feb 2017

2. Compete national audition – Practice your science communication skills with judges and an audience, meet other researchers.

    - National audition: 18 March 2017

3. Attend a two or three day masterclass – Gain invaluable skills from expert trainers, make friends and build a network, have fun!

    - Master Class: 8-9 April 2017

4. Famelab Thailand Competition - Put your new skills to work, gain experience of speaking in front of live crowds, win prizes. 

    - FameLab Thailand Competition: 4 May 2017

5. International Final at Cheltenham Science Festival, UK – Visit the science festival where FameLab started, see world-leading experts talk, meet fellow FameLabbers from across the world, gain science communication experience on an international stage.

    - FameLab International Final: June 2017

Entry Criteria

We welcome:

  • Lecturers in science, mathematics or engineering subjects, including specialist science teachers with a science degree.
  • Researchers who use existing research or meta-studies – they don’t have to be getting their hands dirty
  • People who work on applying science, technology or mathematics – for example, patent clerks, statisticians, computer technicians, consultants to industry…
  • Undergraduate/Postgraduate students of science, mathematics or engineering 
  • People who apply science, mathematics or engineering in the armed forces or government bodies
  • People who apply science, engineering or mathematics in industry or business
  • Thai nationality
  • Age 18-40

Sorry we can’t accept people who are:

  • 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)

National Final Prize

FIRST PLACE

  • Ticket + accommodation to the UK to join FameLab International round
  • Visit a research lab of your choice in Europe
  • Scholarship for science communication purpose
  • Trophy

RUNNER UP

  • Scholarship for science communication purpose
  • Trophy

SECOND RUNNER UP

  • Scholarship for science communication purpose
  • Trophy

POPULAR VOTE: COUNTED ON NUMBER OF LIKES AND SHARES

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