Enrolment for "SciPOP" Science Demonstration Contest 2018 starts


Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      The Hong Kong Science Museum and the Education Bureau will jointly hold the "SciPOP" Science Demonstration Contest this year to provide a platform for students to demonstrate their knowledge of science and talent in science communication. Enrolment for the contest started today (January 8) and will close on January 28.
 
     The contest aims to foster the pursuit of science knowledge among local secondary school students and enhance students' presentation and communication skills. Contestants will be required to conduct a science demonstration with the use of props or hands-on experiments.

They can determine their own presentation topics under the subject of life sciences.
 
     Contestants must be full-time Hong Kong secondary school students aged 15 or above (as at December 31, 2017) and shall enter the competition on a school basis. Each school can nominate a maximum of two teams and each team shall comprise four student members.
 
     Completed nomination forms should be faxed to 2311 2248 on or before January 28. Schools admitted to the contest will be notified by email in early February.
 
     Contestants are required to submit an overview and a trailer of their demonstrations during the preliminary contest from February 5 to 28.

The final will be held on April 29, in which finalists will be required to conduct a 10-minute presentation in Cantonese, English or Putonghua.
 
     There will be a champion, a first runner-up, a second runner-up and three merit prizes. The top three winning teams and the teachers-in-charge will be entitled to join the Young Scientists Study Tour 2018 to the UK for free. They may visit the London Natural History Museum, the London Science Museum and the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, and participate in workshops and outdoor field studies at life science research institutes.

Individual finalists will be selected to join the tour according to their performance in the group interview.
 
     For details of the contest, please refer to the website at http://hk.science.museum/ms/scipop2018/eindex.html">hk.science.museum/ms/scipop2018/eindex.html. For enquiries, please call 2732 3220.



Published on: 2018-01-08

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