WHAT IS FAMELAB?
Based on the highly successful FameLab® UK model, FameLab® Cyprus is a national talent competition to find the best new talent in science communication. The winner of FameLab® Cyprus will then represent Cyprus in the FameLab® International competition held in Cheltenham, UK in 2017.
Originally created by the UK's Cheltenham Science Festival, the idea of the competition is to encourage young people with a passion for science and technology to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with the general public. FameLab Cyprus is organized by the British Council in partnership with the European Office of Cyprus.
WHAT IS THE AIM OF FAMELAB?
The aim of is to encourage scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians to inspire and excite public imagination with a vision of science in the 21st century. We are searching for the new faces of science in Cyprus, who will be able to develop their ideas and presentation skills for a TV and non-specialist audience.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN?
Entrants have three minutes to impress the judges and the public by giving an entertaining and original oral presentation that is scientifically accurate and also engaging to a non-scientific audience. At the national level the presentation is preferable to take place in English, since English language is a requirement of the international competition. However the jury may consider applications with presentations into national languages.
WHO CAN ENTER?
The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over working in or studying science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine with a very good knowledge of the English language – Undergraduate and postgraduate students, teachers, professors, scientists and researchers are all welcome to apply!
The ten finalists win a two-day 'MasterClass' in science communication lead by a qualified UK trainer, where they will learn media and presentation skills. The three top finalists will win first, second and third prize awards.
The overall FameLab® Cyprus winner will win an all expenses paid trip to the Cheltenham Science Festival in Cheltenham, UK to compete in the FameLab® International competition.
First Prize: 1500 euro
Second Prize: 400 euro
Third Prize: 200 euro
For further information, please contact:
Tel:+357 22894248 or +357 22 283 600