FameLab Hong Kong 2017

Registration for Famelab 2017 will be started on 1 December 2016

Before you apply please make sure you are eligible to take part in this competition! If you are, follow these simple steps to apply:

  1. Application starts on 1 December 2016. Fill in the online registration form by 12 January 2017.

  2. We will contact you by email to confirm the receipt of your application and inform you of the details and next steps

  3. Come to the audition closest to you and present your scientific topic to our panel of judges! (Don't forget to invitе your friends and family to come and watch and support you!).

Regional heats (Live Audition)

Date: 24 January 2017

Time: P.M.

Venue: Hong Kong Science Museum 

Find out what happens at the heats, there are some rules you need to know about.


Can't make the heats? Find out how to apply by video!

Video entry details


  • 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.


  • Upload your video to YouTubeVimeo 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.hk with "FameLab Hong Kong 2017 Video entry" in the subject line.

Any questions or problems just contact us at famelab@britishcouncil.org.hk

What's next?

Finalists must attend the Communication Masterclass on 11 – 12 Feburary 2017 which will help you to develop some invaluable media and presentation skills. You will be told details of this if you successfully pass the heats.

The FameLab Hong Kong Grand Final will be held on 11 March 2017 at Comix Home Base.