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Science Buskers Festival 2014

The Science Buskers Festival is an annual event was first held in 2008 and is into its 7th year now!

It is a festival that encompasses the idea of developing the individual's communication skills through expressions of science in creative manners. Organized as a competition, this event serves as an excellent platform to spread key messages relating to the importance of inspiring an interest in science. During the competition, contestants will do a "show-and-tell" on any science topic, and judging will be based on audiences' votes and judges' scores.

Eligibility
a. Anyone aged between 7 to 70
b. Participation can be in the form of individual or team (Not more than 3 person per team)

Objective:
a. To promote science communications and expressions of science in creative manners.
b. To generate greater vibrancy and interest in the science communication scene locally.
c. To promote the learning of science in a fun and engaging way.
d. To raise the awareness of the public in the general field of science.

Registration
Registration has now started. Closing date is extended to 20 June 2014.

Please click here for registration form.

Introduction briefing for the event
a. There will be a briefing for interested parties for the festival on 29 May 2014 at 3PM. The briefing session will provide more details of the various rounds in the competition, discuss more tips for effective busking, showcase winners from past years as well as provide further details for those who are new to this event.

b. This year, there will be a new category called “I-Inspire”. This is specially catered for all the educators out there. Educators have been performing science experiments in front of endless number of school children, almost on a daily basis.

What we hope to do through this, is for you to do the same thing but show it to a wider audience on a larger platform. Imagine the educators inspiring  the audience, made up of parents and  members of the public,  to love science and show that it can be fun and interesting!

c. The closing date for the briefing has now been extended to 26 May 2014, to allow more interested participants to sign up and have a better understanding of what this event is all about. So please do come!

Please click here for briefing reply slip.

Workshop for participants
Workshops will be conducted from 1 to 4 July 2014 from 2.30PM to 5PM for the registered participants. There are altogether 4 sessions (1 for each day) and every team is strongly encouraged to attend one session.

Please click here for workshop application form.

Audition Round
The audition round will be held on 11 and 12 July 2014. Further details will be provided to the participants later on.

Busking (Final) Round
The final round will be held on 2 and 3 August 2014 at Serangoon NEX. Further details will be provided to the participants later on.

Please fill up the necessary forms and kindly send them to Leonard_Yong@science.edu.sg or you can fax the form to 6561 6361.

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