- You have 3 minutes to present any scientific, engineering, mathematical or medical topic of your choice. This can be a scientific concept, innovative idea, or even your research.
- You cannot use a PowerPoint, other electronic presentation or audio recording.
- You can only use the props that you can carry onto stage yourself (there will be no time for set up).
- English must be used in regional heats, masterclass, Thailand final competition and International competition.
- Thai language can be used for VDO audition entry only.
- If you make it through the Thailand Final Competition, you will have to prepare a different presentation.
FameLab Thailand reserves the right to change these rules at any time without prior notice. In the event that any changes are made, the revisions shall be posted on this website immediately.
What happens at the competition?
Judges can come from a range of disciplines and backgrounds including Science, Science Communication, and Media.
Candidates will be scored against 3Cs – Content, Clarity and Charisma
The content of the presentations MUST be scientifically accurate. If the topic chosen has controversy or uncertainty around it, then the presentation must acknowledge the opposing views. The scientific topic presented should be well chosen to suit the audience.
Clarity is critical for effective science communication. The structure of the talk is important; as well as making sure the audience and judges can follow the talk and are left with an understanding of the scientific concept chosen. The talk should be aimed at an adult, lay audience.
The audience and judges should be left inspired and enthused about science. The presenter must have that hard-to-describe but unmistakable quality of charisma. The winner will be the one who makes the science easy to listen to, entertaining and exciting. Who is not only able to communicate the science but who can share their passion for it.