January 17, 2017

Do you have what it takes to be Australia’s Next Top Science Communicator? Then hurry and enter FameLab, the world’s largest science communication competition.

FameLab challenges budding science communicators to explain a scientific concept to a general audience in just 3 minutes. To enter the competition, contestants must submit a video entry showcasing their communication prowess. Several entrants will be selected from this pool to compete in the semi-finals in NSW, QLD, VIC and WA. The overall national winner will then receive an all-expenses paid trip to the UK to represent Australia in the international FameLab challenge. While in the UK, the winner will be mentored by industry elites and meet other young science communicators from around the world.

FameLab began at the Cheltenham Science Festival in 2005 and has since grown to be a truly international competition, with contestants from over 25 countries taking part. Adelaide’s own Erin Fagan-Jeffries won the Australian final in 2016 for her horror-talk about caterpillar-killing wasps. She represented Australia on the international stage in June, 2016.

Applications for FameLab 2017 are now open and close on 24 February, 2017. For more details, head to the FameLab website.