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Science Buskers Festival 2017



Thank you for making it a great success!

Thank you to all who participated and attended the Science Buskers Festival 2017 for making it such a fun and successful event! We are very proud of all our contestants who raised the bar this year. and brought so many exciting performances.  


Click here for this year's Winners.
Check out the official Facebook page for photos of the event!


We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Science Buskers Festival 2017!

Science Buskers 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. The Science Buskers Festival (Grand Finals) is a highlight programme of the Singapore Science Festival 2017.

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.
  • SBF 2017 Briefing Slides - download here.

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.

- 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.

Champion (from each category)S$500
1st Runner Up (from each category)S$400
2nd Runner Up (from each category)S$300
Best Costume AwardS$100
Voters' ChoiceS$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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