Competitions

  • The Royal Society of Biology competition celebrates specimen drawing in schools and highlights the benefits of combining art and science in three age categories (7-11, 12-14, and 15-18). Closing date is 30th July 2021.
    The Nancy Rothwell Award
    The Royal Society of Biology competition celebrates specimen drawing in schools and highlights the benefits of combining art and science in three age categories (7-11, 12-14, and 15-18). Closing date is 30th July 2021.
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  • The winners of the 2021 Great Bug Hunt competition have been announced!  Photo: H. Zell
    The Great Bug Hunt 2021
    The winners of the 2021 Great Bug Hunt competition have been announced! Photo: H. Zell
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  • This exciting competition mapped to the curriculum, asks pupils from primary schools, secondary schools and nurseries to identify a problem in the world and design a solution to it. Inspired through engagement with engineering professionals, pupils are encouraged to ‘find the engineer they could be’ by designing the future of engineering.
    If You Were An Engineer, What Would You Do?®
    This exciting competition mapped to the curriculum, asks pupils from primary schools, secondary schools and nurseries to identify a problem in the world and design a solution to it. Inspired through engagement with engineering professionals, pupils are encouraged to ‘find the engineer they could be’ by designing the future of engineering.
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  • Create your own Special Species and enter into our competition! We are currently accepting entries from all age groups (even adults!). Winners are awarded in April, July, September and December.
    Special Species Competition
    Create your own Special Species and enter into our competition! We are currently accepting entries from all age groups (even adults!). Winners are awarded in April, July, September and December.
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  • FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) programme for 6-9 year olds. Through team-based relationships between peers and adults, participants engage in valuable STEM experiences relevant to the world around them.
    First Lego League JR.
    FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) programme for 6-9 year olds. Through team-based relationships between peers and adults, participants engage in valuable STEM experiences relevant to the world around them.
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  • The Great Bug Hunt 2020 - The winners have been announced! Visit the Great Bug Hunt 2020 page to find out who the winners are...
    The Great Bug Hunt 2020!
    The Great Bug Hunt 2020 - The winners have been announced! Visit the Great Bug Hunt 2020 page to find out who the winners are...
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  • CREST (CREativity in Science and Technology) is a UK-wide Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) award scheme managed by the British Science Association.
    CREST Awards
    CREST (CREativity in Science and Technology) is a UK-wide Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) award scheme managed by the British Science Association.
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  • Farmvention (when farming meets invention) is a national STEM competition run by the NFU aimed at primary and lower secondary school children launched in September 2020. Entries close on 31 May 2021.
    Farmvention
    Farmvention (when farming meets invention) is a national STEM competition run by the NFU aimed at primary and lower secondary school children launched in September 2020. Entries close on 31 May 2021.
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  • One-day chemistry events held at various Universities throughout the UK and Ireland.
    Salters' Festivals of Chemistry
    One-day chemistry events held at various Universities throughout the UK and Ireland.
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  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is the operational partner for the FLL® competition in the UK and Ireland. FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) is a global science and technology competition with over 250,000 young people taking part each year.
    First Lego League
    The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is the operational partner for the FLL® competition in the UK and Ireland. FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) is a global science and technology competition with over 250,000 young people taking part each year.
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  • Suitable for KS2-3 (age 7-14) pupils use their STEM skills to help them design and build a model of a flood- proof house.
    Beat the Flood
    Suitable for KS2-3 (age 7-14) pupils use their STEM skills to help them design and build a model of a flood- proof house.
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