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Science Buskers is a festival that encompasses the idea of developing an 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!

Check out the official Facebook page for photos of the event!

Science Buskers Festival 2020 Award Winners

Here are the award winners for this year's Science Buskers Festival 2020!

Primary School Category

Awards

Team Number

Team Name

School

 

Champion

 

20

The Flash Boys

Bukit View Primary School

 

First-Runner Up

 

24

Water Wizards 

CHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace 

 

Second-Runner Up

 

50

Two Scientists and the Magician 

Anglo-Chinese School (Primary)

 

Judges' Choice Award

 

61

Phan Thu Linh

Xingnan Primary School

 

Judges' Choice Award

 

83

Team Coders: Piano Fun

Admiralty Primary School

 

Judges' Choice Award

 

75

Soundketeers

Rosyth School

 

Judges' Choice Award

 

43

C.S.I: Cool Science Investigators

Anglo-Chinese School (Primary)

 

Judges' Choice Award

 

40

B.E.S. Team

West Spring Primary School

 

Voters' Choice: Best On-Camera Performance

 

40

B.E.S. Team

West Spring Primary School

 

Voters' Choice: Most Creative Video

 

50

Two Scientists and the Magician 

Anglo-Chinese School (Primary)

 

Voters' Choice: Best Science Demonstration

 

50

Two Scientists and the Magician 

Anglo-Chinese School (Primary)

 

Secondary School Category

Awards

Team Number

Team Name

School

 

Champion

 

21

Light Benders

National Junior College (IP)

 

First-Runner Up

 

79

Overalls

Canberra Secondary School

 

Second-Runner Up

 

80

J Trio

Canberra Secondary School

 

Judges' Choice Award

 

28

The Sandstorm

National Junior College (IP)

 

Judges' Choice Award

 

25

The MountanAIRs

National Junior College (IP)

 

Judges' Choice Award

 

22

Coffee Aunties

National Junior College (IP)

 

Voters' Choice: Best On-Camera Performance

 

88

The Light Benders

DPS International School, Singapore 

 

Voters' Choice: Most Creative Video

 

84

The Resonators

DPS International School, Singapore 

 

Voters' Choice: Best Science Demonstration

 

86

The Mad Scientists

DPS International School, Singapore 

 

Tertiary / Open Category

Awards

Team Number

Team Name

School

 

 

Champion

 

 

6

Electriplets

Temasek Polytechnic

 

First-Runner Up

 

13

All OnBoard

Temasek Polytechnic (School of Applied Science)

 

Second-Runner Up

 

3

SciFi Bangs

ITE College East (Life Sciences) 

 

Judges' Choice Award

 

14

SAS- Serious About Science 

Singapore American School 

 

Judges' Choice Award

 

10

Sodium Calcium Potassium

Temasek Polytechnic

 

Voters' Choice: Best On-Camera Performance

 

6

Electriplets

Temasek Polytechnic

 

Voters' Choice: Most Creative Video

 

6

Electriplets

Temasek Polytechnic

 

Voters' Choice: Best Science Demonstration

 

13

All OnBoard

Temasek Polytechnic (School of Applied Science)

 

  • Who can participate and how?
    Who can participate?
    • Anyone aged 7 years old and above
    • You can participate as an individual or as team of up to 3 members.
    How to register?

    Register here

    Participants can take part in one of the following main categories:
    • Primary School 
    • Secondary School
    • Tertiary / Open (adults)
  • Key Dates
    DateVenue / TimeDescription

    Registration closes on 19 June 2020

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    Registration for the competition

    Register for the Competition here

    Click here for more information on the competition

    Click here for Video submission guidelines

    Click here to download the video link submission template

     

    Science Centre Singapore

    Teachers’ Briefing

    Details about the competition, workshops and also registration timeline for the festival will be shared at this briefing session.

    A teacher's briefing was not held due to the COVID-19 situation. Please contact upstream@science.edu.sg for more details on the competition.

    17 June 2020

    Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm

    Live streaming workshop


    “Science Decoded” Workshop 

    Workshop for the interested participants to learn more about busking skills. Registration is based on first-come-first-served basis.

    Vacancies are limited.

    Register here for the workshops

    Please email us any queries you may have regarding your demonstration. We will try our best to answer them during live streaming.

    Video submission b8 July 2020 . 

    Via Video Submissions

    Audition Round

    Video Submission

    All that submit videos would be awarded Certificate of Participation.

    = 8 July to 17 July for SBF Working

    = Committee to shortlist teams for Finals

    = Shortlisted teams: Will be informed by between 20 to 24 July.

    Video submission details and guidelines will be provided soon.

    (It will be like your physical science busking demonstration just putting it on video)

    Click here for Video submission guidelines

    Click here to download the video link submission template

    Depending on Scenarios

    TBC

    Scenario 1: Social distancing and safety measures still in place.

    Online Final Round

    = Timeline will be extended to September:

    Masterclass workshop on last week of July (between 27 to 31 July)

    Finalists to submit a new video or within a month after Masterclass by 28 Aug 2020.

    = Working committee to convene and decide on winners based on video submission

    = Online voting; shortlisted team videos submitted will be put up for popularity voting; able to garner sufficient reach as well. 

     

    Scenario 2: COVID-19 Situation improves and Govt allows mass events

    Carry on with original plan

    = Masterclass workshops conducted on last week of July (between 27 to 31 July)

    = To have satisfactory precautionary measures in place before proceeding

    = To reduce number of teams busking and space out booths

    = Cordoned and Restrict access to the area of operations (AO) by limiting number of people entering the AO

    = Patrons will be given voting slips when they exit the AO to vote/online voting.

  • Judging Criteria

    Score

    Judging Criteria

    35%

    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.
    35%

    Showmanship

    • Ability to engage, interest and excite the audience.
    • Find a way to tell people about cool science, and do it right and safe
    • 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.
  • Prizes to be won
    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.

    PrizesCash
    Champion (from each category)S$500
    1st Runner Up (from each category)S$400
    2nd Runner Up (from each category)S$300
    Voters' Choice (from each category)S$100
    Judges' Award (up to a total of 10 awards)S$100 each
  • Past Winners

    Click the links to view our past winners 

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