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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.

About Science Busking

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!

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Registration Details

Who can participate?
  • If you are aged between 7 to 70
  • You can participate as an individual or as team with no more than 3 members. Everyone's
How to register?

Download and complete the Registration form.

The main categories are:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Tertiary / Open
February 2018Registration & Teachers' Briefing

Click here for the Science Buskers 2018 briefing slides. 
Click here for the registration form.
April 201812 & 19 April: "Buskers Decoded" Workshops

Registration closes on 30 April!
23 - 25 May 2018Audition Round @ Science Centre
August 2018Workshops (for Shortlisted Teams only)
August 2018Grand Finals @ Plaza Singapura


Judging Criteria


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.

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.
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
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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