Notice of Change
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions the regional heats in Zlín and Prague were replaced by video entries. Our judges are currently in the process of evaluating them. Results will be announced in mid April.
The FameLab 2020 National Final has been postponed. The new date will be announced as soon as we have more details.
The FameLab 2020 International Final in Cheltenham, UK has been moved from June to October 2020 and is scheduled as part of the Literature Festival due to the cancellation of this years' science festival due to the pandemic.
Welcome to FameLab
FameLab is an international science communication competition that currently runs in 23 countries all around the world. Contestants have three minutes to present a scientific subject of their choosing. They are not allowed to use a projector. The only props allowed are ones that they can carry onto and from the stage themselves.
In the Czech Republic
FameLab was brought to the Czech Republic in 2011 by the British Council and with the kind support of our partners was an instant success. The 2011 national winner Michal Babič went on to win the Audience Prize at the International Final in Cheltenham, England.
How it started
FameLab was developed in 2004 by Cheltenham Festivals in an effort to find new science communicators. After its initial success as a national competition, a partnership with the British Council turned it into an international one, with participating countries ranging from Hong Kong to South Africa to the USA.
FameLab is a unique experience that offers participants the opportunity to share their passion for science with the public, gain new presentation and communication skills, network with well-known people in science and media alike, and meet fellow scientists with diverse research backgrounds.