31 of the best science communicators from around the globe are heading to Cheltenham Science Festival next week for the tenth FameLab International Final.
The prestigious competition, created by Cheltenham Festivals and co-produced by the British Council, aims to discover up-and-coming scientists who inspire people to see the world from a new perspective.
Each contestant will deliver a three-minute presentation on their chosen topic. Every presentation will be judged according to the golden rule of the 3 Cs: content, clarity and charisma.
Finalists from across five continents will compete to be named as the most interesting, accessible and charismatic science communicator by a panel of expert judges. The final will take place at the Parabola Arts Centre in front of a packed Cheltenham Festival audience. Thousands will watch the live-stream around the world.
This year’s finals will feature contestants from 31 different countries: Australia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Kazakhstan, Latvia/Estonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Uganda, UK, and Vietnam.
Since its birth at the Festival in 2005, FameLab has grown into the world’s leading science communication competition. A partnership with the British Council since 2007 has seen the competition go global with more than 9000 young scientists and engineers participating to date.
The final will take place on Thursday 8 June from 8.30pm-10.30pm, UK time. The event will be live streamed on the FameLab International Facebook page www.facebook.com/FameLabInternational.
You can also keep up with all of the action on Twitter by following @FameLab and @CheltSciFest, and join the conversation using #FameLab.
Tickets are available on www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science