The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition is now open for entry!

The competition aims to recognise and reward young people's achievements in all areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and provide them with the opportunity to build their skills and confidence in project-based work.

The Big Bang Competition will create opportunities for more young people than ever to showcase their STEM projects and recognise and reward their achievements. It's open to all UK residents in full-time education or training (year group 7-13 and Scottish/NI equivalent).

Entry takes place via two routes:

  • Regional heats: Projects showcase their work at selected Big Bang Near Me Fairs from January to October each year. 
  • Online heats: Projects can enter online from July until end of October.

Thousands of young people enter every year, either as a team or as an individual. The best projects from across the UK are then invited to showcase their projects to thousands of people at the national finals, which are held at the Big Bang Fair in March each year.

The 2017 finals will take place 15-16 March at The NEC in Birmingham.

Online application and instruction on how to register a project online will be available in July 2016. 

Find out more here.