Enter the competition

Registration for Famelab 2017 is now open! Before you apply please make sure you are eligible to take part and follow these simple steps to apply:

  1. Fill in the online registration form here (you can also download the form from the downloads section at the bottom of the page). 
  2. We will contact you by email to confirm receipt of your application and inform you of the details and next steps.
  3. Come to the heat closest to you and present your scientific topic to our panel of judges (don't forget to invite your friends and family to support you!)

If there is no heat in your region, or if you can’t get to a heat, enter via a video audition and stand a chance to have your travel costs covered to attend a heat. 

If you have any questions or problems, please contact us at famelab@Britishcouncil.org.za

If you can't make it to a heat, you may submit a video entry:

Tell us about yourself, your chosen topic and why you should be picked. A selection from the video entries will be awarded free travel to their regional heat! The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2017.

  • Upload your video to YouTube, Vimeo or another video hosting site and copy the link. Please note: you do not have to list the video as 'public'. Upload it as 'hidden' or 'private' if you prefer 
  • Fill out the online registration form and paste the link to your video in the relevant field 
  • As a precaution, please also email the link to famelab@Britishcouncil.org.za with "FameLab South Africa 2017 Video entry" in the subject line. 

Rules for the video entry

  • Videos should be up to 3 minutes long (content will not be judged after this time limit) 
  • Contain no editing or special effects 
  • Have no background music (unless this is what you are talking about) 
  • Not involve other people or excessive props (follow the guideline for the live heats which is 'a prop you can carry on stage').

We are not assessing video/filming quality. We simply need to be able to clearly hear and see you, so there is no problem submitting entries filmed on a smartphone or camera etc.

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