As we return to Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) Measures starting from 22 July to 18 August 2021, group sizes will be reduced to a maximum of 2 persons.

Dining-in at all F&B establishments will cease; only available for takeaways & delivery.

Singapore Science Buskers

Singapore Science Buskers

Previously known as the Science Buskers Festival (SBF), Singapore Science Buskers 2021 will adopt similar competition objectives as SBF 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.

If you are keen on participating in the competition, do indicate you interest by submitting the form here.

The competition format and details will also be shared to you upon submission of the form. The competition timeline will begin from July 2021 and finals will be in November 2021.

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?
    • 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

    Stage 1: Registration

    Date: Closes on 30 July 2021*
    Stage 2: 'Science Decoded' WorkshopsDate: 22 July 2021
    Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm (tentative) 
    Stage 3: Audition RoundVirtual Conferencing Auditions – 15, 16 & 17 September
    Stage 4: Popularity AwardPopularity Award (early Nov)
    Stage 5: Final RoundOnsite Final Round (during UNTAME TBD)
  • 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
    • Ability to express the ‘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:

     

    Remarks 

    Prize

     

    Champion

     

     

    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 Video

     

     

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

     

    $200 Vouchers each + Cert

     

    Popularity Awards:
    Best On-Camera Talents

     

    $200 Vouchers each + Cert

     

    Popularity Awards:
    Best Science Communication

     

    $200 Vouchers each + Cert

     

  • Past Winners

    Click the links to view our past winners