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Cheltenham Festivals

FameLab Ireland has four regional heats in Cork, Dublin, Galway and Limerick, as well as a nationwide video competition. As part of FameLab Dublin, there are mini-heats in Dublin City University, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin. 

FameLab Ireland 2019-20 regional and mini-heats will take place between November-February and more details will be published over the coming months.

What to Expect - Order of the Day

  • You will present your three minute talk to the FameLab judges.
  • The judges will ask questions after each presentation and will also give feedback where possible.
  • Winners who proceed to the national final will be announced (*to the Dublin regional final for DCU, RCSI, TCD and UCD mini-heat entrants).
  • If a public audience is present, they may also vote for a special audience prize. Tickets for heats are available here 
  • For all heats and mini-heats, a short sci-comms training/information session will be offered to all presenters beforehand. Information on these will be provided when you apply.

What to Expect - Rules

  • Presentations must be no longer than three minutes (content will not be judged after this time).
  • PowerPoint is not allowed.
  • No background music (unless this is what you are talking about).
  • Props are permitted but are limited to what you can carry on stage. There is no time for set up once on stage.

Can't make the heats? Why not apply by video instead!