British Council has announced a global search to find the next influential global voice on climate action who can inspire and connect 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, said a media statement issued by British Council on Saturday.
The competition is open for aspirants 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 have been asked to film and submit a video 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 would be selected for the next stage and would receive a two-day online masterclass with leading science communicators to help hone their skills, the media statement read.
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 this year.
The winner's journey will not end there as the top FameLab climate change communicator will qualify for a greater programme— https://www.britishcouncil.org/education/he-science/famelab to be held 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.
Adrian Fenton, senior consultant in public engagement at the British Council said, "We are excited to bring this special edition of FameLab to global audiences in the lead up to the COP26 conference."
Kate Ewart-Biggs, interim chief executive at the British Council said, "The British Council is proud to support COP26's aims to unite people around the world to tackle climate change."
"Through our Climate Connection campaign, we will draw on our expertise in education, arts and cultural exchange to support people everywhere to find innovative solutions to the biggest global emergency we face."