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Science Buskers Festival 2017




What's New


- SBF 2017 Briefing Slides - download here.

- Upcoming Workshops - 6 and 13 April "Buskers Decoded"

- The registration deadline has been extended to 2 May 2017!
- To view photos from our Buskers workshops, please visit our official Facebook page!

Come join us in Science Buskers Festival 2017!

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.

What is Science Busking?

  • Science Busking is an effective way of communicating science.
  • Science Busking takes live demonstrations and interpretations to people.
  • Science Busking is very live, very interactive, and can be very rewarding!


Who and how to participate?

  • If you are aged between 7 to 70
  • You can participate as an individual or as team with no more than 3 members.
  • We will be having a briefing session for Science Buskers Festival 2017 on 22 February 2017 at Science Centre Singapore.
  • This year, we have invited our Science Buskers Champion from 2016 to showcase a performance as well as to share some tips on Science busking.
  • If you are not sure how science busking is done, come down for the workshop on either 6 or 13 April 2017 at Science Centre Singapore and see how it is done! Workshop spaces are limited to 15 per school and are on a first-come-first-served basis.  Please return the attached rely slip to us by email/fax by 30 March 2017.

How to register?

  • You can register by submitting the completed registration forms for each event. Please note the deadline of registration.

The main categories are:

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Tertiary / Open


Judging Criteria

40% Science Communication

- Explanations of demonstrations shown must be scientifically accurate, and use scientifically precise and correct language without overwhelming the audience with jargon. 

- Ability to explain science concepts in everyday language without compromising on the science accuracy.
30% Showmanship

- Ability to engage, interest and excite the audience.
- How much ‘wow’ factor in the busking.
- Ability to make the audience feel inspired and walk away with the feeling that they have learnt something.
30% Setup, Costume, Overall look and feel

- Creative and innovative ways of showcasing demonstrations.
- Blending of the look & feel with the science concepts presented.
- Creative booth design concepts.
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You could win:

The top three winners of each category in the Science Buskers Festival will be awarded both cash prizes and a one-year renewable Science Buskers Festival Artist Engagement where they will be engaged by Science Centre Singapore to perform on a per need basis.

Prizes Cash
Champion (from each category) S$500
1st Runner Up (from each category) S$400
2nd Runner Up (from each category) S$300
Best Costume Award S$100
Voters' Choice S$100
Judges' Award (up to 3 prizes) S$100

Final Round Winners


Click here to see the Final Round Winners of Science Buskers Festival 2016.

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