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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 2018.

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!

  • Who can participate and how?
    Who can participate?
    • If you are aged between 7 to 70
    • 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
    • Secondary
    • Tertiary / Open
  • Key Dates
    DateVenueDescription
    Registration closes on 17 May 2019-

    Registration for the competition

    Register for the Competition here

    25 March 2019 Science Centre Singapore

    Teachers’ Briefing

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

    If you missed the session, click here for what was shared at the briefig.

    16 & 18 April 2019Science Centre Singapore

    “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. Maximum of 20 students per school.

     

    Register here for the workshops

    1, 3, 5 & 8 July 2019Science Centre Singapore Marquee /Newton

    Audition Round

    Teams would be scheduled for the audition round on one of the days (1, 3, 5& 8 July).

    Each team will be required to come prepared to present their busking act within the time slot to the panels of judges

    30 & 31 Aug 2019TBC

    Busking Round (Finals)

    Shortlisted teams would be required to busk to the public and panel of judges on these 2 days.

  • Judging Criteria

    Score

    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.
  • 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' ChoiceS$100
    Judges' Award (up to 3 prizes)S$100
  • Past Winners
    • Click here to see the Final Round Winners of Science Buskers Festival 2017.
    • Click here to see the Final Round Winners of Science Buskers Festival 2016.

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