Thursday 08 July 2021

A global search is on for the next influential global voice on climate action who can inspire and connect with audiences across the world to help build trust in climate science.

Entries are now open for FameLab Climate Change Communicators, a special edition of the FameLab science communication competition leading to the online final event in September. 

The competition is open to entries from aspiring science communicators from Albania, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Serbia, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam. Entrants are challenged to film and submit a video of themselves giving a compelling three-minute talk in English relating to the theme of ‘Trust in Climate Science’.

Ten talented finalists who impress the judges with scientific storytelling will be selected to progress to the next stage and will receive a two-day online masterclass with leading science communicators to help hone their skills. The finalists will then go head-to-head on the virtual stage to battle it out for first place in the FameLab Climate Challenge Communicators Online Final to be streamed on YouTube in September 2021. The winner’s journey won’t end there - the top FameLab Climate Change Communicator will progress through to the FameLab International Online Final in November 2021, one of the world’s leading science communication competitions.

FameLab® is a competition owned and created by Cheltenham Festivals. 2021 marks the 15th and final year of the FameLab International competition delivered globally in partnership with the British Council. This year’s event will offer an exciting programme of interactive online heats – and a celebration of the partnership which has led to a global science communication phenomenon.  

Interested applicants for FameLab Climate Change Communicators can sign up to attend a Microsoft Teams introduction workshop on 24 June or 1 July to find out more. Video entries for FameLab Climate Change Communicators are accepted until 27 July. The online competition will be streamed online in September 2021.

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About FameLab 

FameLab® is a competition owned and created by Cheltenham Festivals in the UK. The British Council has license to deliver the competition overseas. For more information, visit

About Climate Connection

The Climate Connection is the British Council’s global platform for dialogue, cooperation and action against climate change. It connects more than 200 million people from the UK and the rest of the world through collaborative and creative solutions to the climate crisis. 

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About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We work with over 100 countries in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 75 million people directly and 758 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. We make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. Founded in 1934 we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We receive 15 per cent core funding grant from the UK government.

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