Thursday 11 December 2014


Join FameLab Hong Kong 2015 to promote science to the public
The Grand Prize includes a free trip to the UK to represent Hong Kong in the FameLab International competition

The British Council encourages the public to talk science by joining the FameLab Hong Kong 2015. The competition, which is in its sixth year in Hong Kong, aims at finding the most talented science communicators in Hong Kong and promoting science to a wider public. The winning contestant will represent Hong Kong in the FameLab International competition at the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK in June 2015.

Tailor-made for science students and workers of 18-35 years old, the FameLab offers a science communicating platform to young talents, and serves as an opportunity to train up their presentation and public speaking skills. Contestants will need to prepare a three-minute interactive presentation on one scientific topic to enter the competition. The presentation should be scientifically clear yet creative, and should be able to deliver the theory to audiences and public without science background.

Other prizes included:

  • Ÿ   prizes valued up to HK$5,000
  • Ÿ   free MasterClass with training on presentation skills and public speaking
  • Ÿ   the Best Institution Award for the most number of participants
  • Ÿ   the Audience Choice Award for the favourite presentation at the Finals as voted by the audience
  • Ÿ   the Video Favourite Award for the favourite video of the finalists’ live audition presentations or video entries from online voting

Application for FameLab Hong Kong 2015 Competition is available from now until 25 January 2015. Interested parties can send their applications through video entries or attend the live audition in person on 3 February 2015. Atwo-day MasterClass for the finalists will be delivered by experienced science communicating experts from Hong Kong and the UK on 7-8 February 2015. The FameLab Hong Kong Final competition will be held on 14 March 2015.

As the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations, the British Council has been offering the public an opportunity to explore the best of UK science in Hong Kong, as well as to foster partnerships between individuals and institutions in the UK and Hong Kong to share the benefits of science and create a wider public awareness of science and technology.

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. 

We work in more than 100 countries and our 7,000 staff – including 2,000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the Arts and delivering education and society programmes. In Hong Kong, we have been doing this since 1948, giving people opportunities to learn, share and connect worldwide.

We are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter. A core publically-funded grant-in-aid provides less than 25 per cent of our turnover, which last year was £781m. The rest of our revenues are earned from services which customers around the world pay for, through education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. All our work is in pursuit of our charitable purpose and supports prosperity and security for the UK and globally.