The Big Bang competition
Know the next space explorer or climate change hero? Got an idea that will transform people’s lives?
Inspire inquisitive minds to think big, challenge facts, ask questions and invent solutions with the UK’s top annual science and engineering competition. Young people are amazing – help them shine and change the world.
Join the fun! (…and develop skills along the way)
- Build confidence and teamwork skills
- Solve problems
- Get expert feedback
- Celebrate and share your work
The Competition is free and open to all students aged 11 to 19 studying in the UK. Competitors can only enter one project, either on their own or as part of a team. Have a look at our rules and eligibility for more details.
The Competition is now open for 2021/22. The Competition closes for entries on 20 March 2022.
Interested in entering The Big Bang Competition, but don’t know where to start, or looking for project ideas?
Check out this section for inspiration and advice to help you get started on your project.
Everything you need to know
Set yourself up for success: have a look at our eligibility rules, assessment criteria, and advice on entry formats.
The Big Bang Competition offers a fantastic opportunity for young people to win amazing prizes in recognition for their hard work.
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