Singapore Science Buskers

Singapore Science Buskers 2023

Singapore Science Buskers 2023 will adopt similar competition objectives as previous years and hope to continue developing each individual's communication skills through expressions of science in a creative manner.
Participants will still present and do a "show-and-tell" on any science topic. Busking and judging will be based on judges’ criteria and public voting.  

The competition timeline will begin from May 2023 to November 2023. 

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, interactive, and can be very rewarding! 

SSB 2023

Check out our Science Buskers Online Workshop!
Click here for the link!

Check out the teachers briefing slides here & our FAQ list!

SSB 2023 Teachers Briefing - 22 March
SSB 2023 FAQs

SSB 2022

Check out the official Facebook page for photos of the event!
Click here to find out more about SSB 2022! You can also read up on our FAQs.

  • Who can participate and how?
    Who can participate?
    • Anyone aged 7 years old and above.
    • You can participate as an individual or a team of up to 3 members.
    How to register?
    Registration is now open till 19 May 2023! Sign up now!
      Participants can take part in one of the following main categories:
      • Primary School 
      • Secondary School
      • Tertiary / Open (adults)
  • Key Dates




    Stage 1

    Teacher’s Briefing

    22 March (Wed)



    20 March (Mon)   - 19 May (Fri)

    Stage 2

    Virtual Workshop on Science Busking 

    Late May

    Stage 3

    Onsite Audition Round

    4 July (Tues) -

    10 July (Mon)

    Stage 4

    Finalist Announcement



    Onsite Masterclass for Finalist

    Late September

    Stage 5

    Onsite Final Round + Award Ceremony

    Late October/Early November


  • Judging Criteria


    Judging Criteria for Final Busking Round 



    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

    Scoring by Judges


    • 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


  • Prizes to be won

    You could win:








    For each category.
    1. Primary,
    2. Secondary,
    3. Tertiary/Open 



    $800 Vouchers + Trophy + Cert + SCS Performance/Filming* Contract



    1st Runner Up


    $600 Vouchers + Trophy + Cert + SCS Performance/Filming* Contract



    2nd Runner Up


    $500 Vouchers + Trophy + Cert + SCS Performance/Filming* Contract



    Judges Awards


    5 prizes for Primary
    3 prizes for Secondary
    2 prizes for Tertiary/Open



    $200 Vouchers each + Cert


    Popularity Awards:
    Most Creative Busking



    For each category.
    1. Primary,
    2. Secondary,
    3. Tertiary/Open 


    $200 Vouchers each + Cert


    Popularity Awards:
    Best Dressed Team


    $200 Vouchers each + Cert


    Popularity Awards:
    Best Science Communication


    $200 Vouchers each + Cert


  • Terms & Conditions

    By submitting your application/registration for participation in Singapore Science Buskers (SSB), you agree that:

    a. Any and all personal data submitted by you in the course of your application/registration for and participation in SSB may be collected, used and/or disclosed by the organisers for various purposes, including to communicate with you for purposes related to SSB, and such other purposes the organisers may reasonably deem appropriate, or in relation to which you have otherwise provided your consent;

    b. The organisers may collect, use, disclose and share with its joint organisers and/or service providers, your personal data, including photographs or audio-video or other recordings of you captured or obtained by or for SSB ("Material"), for publicity and/or use in advertisements across all media, including, without limitation, in the organisers' publications, presentations, promotional materials on its websites, in its original or edited format, whether to promote SSB or otherwise, and without further notification, remuneration or compensation to you’

  • Past Winners