FameLab was set up in 2005 by Cheltenham Festivals in partnership with NESTA to find and nurture scientists and engineers with a flair for communicating with public audiences. Since 2007, thanks to a partnership with the British Council, FameLab has also gone global.
Hundreds of science communicators across the UK go head to head every year to become the FameLab UK champion.
The competition is made up of 3 stages:
Entrants will start their FameLab journey taking part in Regional Heats and Finals or a video entry. If successful, all regional finalists will move on to participate in a mandatory Masterclass and the UK Final in June 2019 in Cheltenham.
The winner of the national competition will then move on to compete against 25+ other international finalists for the title of FameLab International Champion at Cheltenham Science Festival in June.
Visit our YouTube channel to meet our most recent winners and re-watch the latest competiton videos.
Thank you for your interest in FameLab UK but applications for 2019 are now closed. Please keep an eye out in November to apply for the 2020 competition!