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 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 now open for entries until 3 May 2021. Finalists will be announced in early June and the Finals will take place online on 23 June!

Get inspired

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

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Entry guidance

Before you submit your project, make sure you set yourself up for success! Have a look at our eligibility rules, check our assessment criteria, and read our advice on entry formats.

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Prizes

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 prizes to prestigious titles.

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Bursaries

We are offering £500 bursaries to schools working with young people from groups under-represented in engineering. This can be used to buy software or specialist equipment, or to pay for teacher cover.

Top tips from competitors and judges