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Enter the UK’s top STEM competition for young people

The Big Bang

Inspire your students’ imaginations and creativity by entering the UK’s top STEM contest.

The Big Bang Competition is free and open to all 11- to 19-year-olds studying in the UK. Students can enter a project on their own or as part of a team before 20th March 2022.

Something for everyone

Projects for The Big Bang Competition can be on absolutely anything in the field of STEM – from sport, health and the environment to computing, design and technology, the options are endless!

Whatever your students are interested in, there’s room for everyone to get involved and spark a passion for STEM using their unique talents and skills.

Learn the STEM process

STEM is all about finding the right method to achieve a goal, and rarely do we achieve our desired results at the first try.

The Big Bang Competition allows students to experience the science and engineering process. If they don’t get the results they expected during the first experiment or test, our judges are keen to see how they changed their method and tried again!

Develop communication skills

The Big Bang Competition gives students the opportunity to practice their communication skills. Students are encouraged to learn how to talk about their project clearly, so a wide range of audiences can understand their work.

It’s a valuable skill, both in presenting their project and in pursuing a career in STEM.

Make an impact

This competition inspires inquisitive minds to think big, challenge facts, ask questions and invent solutions. Project work gives students the chance to consider what problems they want to see solved.

Inspire a passion for a STEM career by getting pupils to think outside the box – could their project have a real word application? Could it make a difference to their local community?

Win big

Last but not least, there are plenty of prizes up for grabs. The Big Bang Competition offers a fantastic opportunity for young people to win amazing prizes in recognition for their hard work.

Prizes range from generous cash rewards to prestigious titles that students will never forget. Winners and runners-up will get the opportunity to showcase their work online and in person at The Big Bang Fair in June.

Key points

  • Take part in a UK-wide competition to inspire curious minds to get creative and ignite a passion for STEM
  • Get advice from the experts and sign up for top tips for your project
  • Give students the chance to win up to £2,000, and be crowned UK Young Scientist of the Year or UK Young Engineer of the Year
  • The competition is open to all young people aged 11-19 studying in the UK, and closes for entries on 20 March

To find out more, and for details of how to enter, click here.


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