Welcome to the International Science Drama Competition!

Theme for ISDC 2023

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  • What is International Science Drama Competition?

    The International Science Drama Competition is an annual event aimed to promote science through drama. This is a competition involving teams from Singapore and overseas and will be a great opportunity for you to showcase your talents and compete on an international level.

  • What is the theme for International Science Drama Competition 2023?

    The theme for 2023 is “Producing Green, Consuming Clean”, commemorating 2023 as the International Year of Millets and aligning with global concerns about sustainability.  

    Your performance should combine scientific content and drama. Examples of some possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

    • Food sustainability and food security
    • Food wastage
    • Recycling and upcycling
    • Efficient production and usage of water and energy
  • How do I participate in International Science Drama Competition 2023?

    Junior Category 

    • All participants must be age 12 or below, excluding teachers or adults who can help as backstage crew. 

    Open Category 

    • There is no age limit for participants; teams will compete in this category when at least one member is above age 12.  

    Short Films Category

    • There is no age limit for participants.


    You may participate with your friends, families or community groups. You may represent your school or an organisation or just form a team and compete on your own. Simply:

    • Download competition information here
    • Fill up your entry forms here (Closing Date: 27 Feb 2023)
  • Key Dates of International Science Drama Competition 2023

    27 Feb

    Submission of Entry Form

    14 Mar

    [Junior & Open] Video submission deadline for Preliminary round (online)

    21 Mar

    [Short Film] Video submission deadline for Preliminary round (online)

    24 Mar

    [Junior & Open] Shortlisted Singapore finalists will be informed

    31 Mar 

    [Short Film] Shortlisted Singapore finalists will be informed

    1 - 7 Apr

    [Short Film] Popularity Polling of Shortlisted Videos for Short Films (online)

    11 - 13 Apr


    [Junior & Open] Rehearsals for shortlisted Singapore finalists @ Science Centre Singapore, Annexe Hall 1


    15 Apr

    Singapore Finals @ Science Centre Singapore, Annexe Hall 1

    Sep 2023

    Grand Finals @ NSM Thailand (online/onsite to be confirmed)

  • FAQs on filling up the Entry Form

    Can teams sign up for more than one category?

    • Should a school or organisation decide to register more than 1 team in the same category, there should be no repetition of team members across teams; the same team members can, however, participate across categories, e.g. Member A can take part in Junior Category and Short Films Category

    • Should a team participate in more than one category, the same storyline cannot be repeated


    How many entry forms should I submit if I’m sending more than one team?


    • Kindly submit one entry form per team


    • E.g. if School A is sending 2 teams for Open Category and 1 team for Short Films category, School A should submit a total of 3 entry forms

Contact Details:

If you have any questions regarding the International Science Drama Competition (ISDC), please email to:

Ms NG Mei Bao at ng_mei_bao@science.edu.sg (6425 2527)

Ms NORAFIZAH Normin at norafizah_normin@science.edu.sg (6425 2531)


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