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 closed, and will reopen for the 2021-2022 academic year. This year's winners were announced in June as part of Big Bang Digital, congrats to all who took part!

Meet the 2021 winners!

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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Top tips from competitors and judges