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Congratulations on being a semi-finalist for our first ever FameLab online live format in response to the impact of COVID-19. We have made a video on Zoom to introduce ourselves and provide you with some tips.

We look forward to meeting you online and continuing to build community through celebrating science with FameLab!!

One of the highlights of the Festival are the FameLab International Finals presented in partnership with the British Council. Each year, the competition brings the brightest young science minds from across the globe to culturally share their experiences of science and compete for the title of the world’s best science communicator.

The Cheltenham Science Festival 2-7 June in the UK has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are planning to postpone the FameLab International Finals to October during Cheltenham Literature Festival (2-11 October).

This provides a great opportunity to feature the finals as part of the world’s oldest literature festival, run by the same team as Cheltenham Science Festival. It attracts high-profile speakers and thought-leaders from the worlds of politics, science, sport and entertainment as well as literary greats and spoken-word performers. Speakers at the Festival over the years have included Stephen Hawking, David Attenborough, Hillary Clinton and Kofi Annan.


Dallas Campbell, International Trainer

National Finalists will be provided with an individual and personal mentoring session online with Dallas Campbell, FameLab International Trainer, via a scheduled individual zoom meeting direct to London.

You can find out more about Dallas here.
Dallas provides some general tips for you below:


Community Broadcasting Foundation

We are thrilled to announce that in 2020 for the first time ever, we secured Community Broadcasting Foundation funding to support all competing 2020 FameLab Australia semi-finalists with ongoing media training and mentoring over the course of the year. The FameLab media training and mentoring programme will be delivered by four partner community broadcasters between June 2020 and February 2021.

More details will be available over-time.



2020 DATES


SEMI-FINALS – LIVE ONLINE – for contestants only.

  • Queensland Tuesday 31 March, 6-8.30pm A.E.S.T.
  • Western Australia Friday 3 April, 6-8.30pm A.W.S.T.
  • New South Wales Wednesday 8 April, 6-8.30pm A.E.S.T.
  • Victoria Tuesday 21 April, 6-8.30pm A.E.S.T.


(Voting open 72 hours)

  • Queensland Wednesday 1 April 2pm A.E.S.T. VOTE HERE
  • Western Australia Monday 6 April, 2pm A.W.S.T. VOTE HERE
  • New South Wales Thursday 9 April, 2pm A.E.S.T. VOTE HERE
  • Victoria Wednesday 22 April, 2pm A.E.S.T. VOTE HERE

NATIONAL FINAL – LIVE ONLINE – for contestants only.

  • Western Australia Wednesday 29th April, 6-8.30pm A.W.S.T.


(Voting open 72 hours)

  • Western Australia Thursday 30th April, 12pm A.W.S.T.