FameLab 2021 Update

The FameLab 2021 regional heats cannot go ahead in an in-person format due to the current Covid-19 government regulations in the Czech Republic. 


Instead, those that have registered to take part in the competition have been asked to send in a video recording of their 3-minute talks, which our expert panel of judges will review in May. Each presentation will be judged on the 3Cs: Content, Clarity and Charisma. The judges will select the 10 national finalists from all entries in May.

The MasterClass for the finalists is scheduled to take place in June with the national FameLab final planned for September - the date will be announced closer to the time.

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. 

Why participate?

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.