Are you eligible to enter FameLab?

Entrants must be aged 21 years old or older, studying or working in science, engineering, technology, medicine or mathematics (STEM).

We welcome: We cannot accept:
Lecturers in STEM subjects, including specialist science teachers with a science degree Press or PR officers, even for science-related organisations
Researchers who use existing research or meta-studies – they don’t have to get their hands dirty Artists who work on science-related themes
People who work on applying STEM – for example, patent clerks, statisticians, computer technicians, consultants to industry Performers whose shows are about science or engineering
Post-graduate students of STEM subjects (over 21) Science centre staff who work exclusively or mainly with the public
People who apply STEM in the armed forces or government bodies Journalists and broadcasters (as their main or only job)
People who apply STEM in industry or business Non-specialist school teachers

Programme format

1. Join our promotional activities: Learn more about FameLab in one of our roadshows and activities

Activity Date Details
Special Talk by Dr Joanna Bagniewska 24 Mar 2021 Read the slides here
FameLab Preparation Briefing 7 May 2021 Rewatch the session and learn the techniques of science communications here (Available in Thai only)

2. Enter FameLab via video audition: Submit your three minutes talk in science through a video entry until 17 May 2021. Read competition requirements and tips here

3. Compete in Virtual Heats: Shortlisted applicants will be invited to compete in the Virtual Heats in front of judges on 12-13 June 2021. 10 finalists will be selected to attend the Masterclass.

4. Attend a two-day Masterclass: 10 finalists will attend the Masterclass to gain invaluable skills from our UK expert trainer, make new friends and expand their network. This is planned to be organised on 11-12 July 2021via an online platform Microsoft Teams.

5. FameLab Thailand Final Competition: Face the live audience, put your trained skills in action and win prizes. FameLab Thailand 2020 winner will be selected to compete in the International FameLab Competition. The competition will be held online and will be recorded. The fully recorded competition will be live on Facebook on 18 September 2021, as well as the announcement of the winners and the People's Choice Award on the same day (Please note that the contestants will have only one chance to present their talks on the actual competition day).

6. International FameLab Competition: See world-leading experts talk, meet fellow FameLabbers from across the world, and gain experience on a global stage via online platform. This is tentative for October – November 2021


FameLab Thailand Prizes

Rank Prize
FameLab Thailand Winner
  • Professional development package
  • Scholarship for Science Communications Purpose
  • Trophy and certificate
First runner-up
  • Scholarship for Science Communications Purpose
  • Trophy and certificate
Second runner-up
  • Scholarship for Science Communications Purpose
  • Trophy and certificate
Third runner-up
  • Scholarship for Science Communications Purpose
  • Trophy and certificate
People's Choice Award (Popular votes through Facebook)
  • DJI Equipment or equivalent
  • Trophy

All prizes are subject to withholding tax and VAT