Competitions and Awards

  • 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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  • Apply now to take part in a 2021-22 Faraday Challenge Day The IET Faraday Challenge is a free of charge annual competition that tasks students to research, design and make prototype solutions to real-world engineering problems. The deadline for applications is 1st July 2021.
    IET Faraday Challenge Days 2021-22
    Apply now to take part in a 2021-22 Faraday Challenge Day The IET Faraday Challenge is a free of charge annual competition that tasks students to research, design and make prototype solutions to real-world engineering problems. The deadline for applications is 1st July 2021.
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  • Free FIRST® LEGO® League Explore PLAYMAKERS Sets for challenge schools!   Given the impact that COVID-19 has had on many schools and organisations, we would like to offer Explore PLAYMAKERS Sets (inclusive of all guides) to any schools/non-school groups who will be able to complete the challenge by the end of August 2021 free of charge!
    First Lego League Explore
    Free FIRST® LEGO® League Explore PLAYMAKERS Sets for challenge schools! Given the impact that COVID-19 has had on many schools and organisations, we would like to offer Explore PLAYMAKERS Sets (inclusive of all guides) to any schools/non-school groups who will be able to complete the challenge by the end of August 2021 free of charge!
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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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  • The Royal Photographic Society’s new Science Photographer of the Year competition 2020 and Young Science Photographer of the Year (under 18 years old) winning entries can now be seen at the Science + Industry Museum website
    RPS Science Photography Competition
    The Royal Photographic Society’s new Science Photographer of the Year competition 2020 and Young Science Photographer of the Year (under 18 years old) winning entries can now be seen at the Science + Industry Museum website
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  • The competition encourages students to examine difficult questions about our responsibilities towards one another as human beings, and may be of particular interest to those going on to study philosophy, RE, medicine and law.
    Practical Ethics and Responsibility competition
    The competition encourages students to examine difficult questions about our responsibilities towards one another as human beings, and may be of particular interest to those going on to study philosophy, RE, medicine and law.
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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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  • The Royal Society of Biology runs a series of awards and competitions every year. Find out more about Awards, Competitions, Grants Surveys and Resources here!
    Get involved with the Royal Society of Biology
    The Royal Society of Biology runs a series of awards and competitions every year. Find out more about Awards, Competitions, Grants Surveys and Resources here!
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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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  • UK charity Greenpower Education Trust is inviting schools to enter the Greenpower Challenge with the aid of a bursary scheme, supported by Siemens.
    The Greenpower Challenge
    UK charity Greenpower Education Trust is inviting schools to enter the Greenpower Challenge with the aid of a bursary scheme, supported by Siemens.
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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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  • These Awards are run by the Salters’ Institute in partnership with CLEAPSS and SSERC. The closing date is Friday 3th May 2019 so hurry!
    Salters' National Awards for Science Technicians
    These Awards are run by the Salters’ Institute in partnership with CLEAPSS and SSERC. The closing date is Friday 3th May 2019 so hurry!
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  • The Edina Trust provides non-competitive, easy-to-access grants, for primary schools in certain areas of the UK, to be used to promote the teaching of science and gardening.
    Edina Trust
    The Edina Trust provides non-competitive, easy-to-access grants, for primary schools in certain areas of the UK, to be used to promote the teaching of science and gardening.
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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 Salters' Chemistry Club Handbooks 1 and 2 are a very popular source of activities for teachers to use in chemistry clubs, enrichment activities or open evenings.
    Salters' Chemistry Club Handbook
    The Salters' Chemistry Club Handbooks 1 and 2 are a very popular source of activities for teachers to use in chemistry clubs, enrichment activities or open evenings.
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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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  •   The Clean Tech Competition is a research and design challenge for pre-college youth that builds on sound scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of science, English/language arts, mathematics, technology, the arts, and the design process.
    Clean Tech Competition
    The Clean Tech Competition is a research and design challenge for pre-college youth that builds on sound scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of science, English/language arts, mathematics, technology, the arts, and the design process.
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  • Gratnells supports science education with numerous important awards and initiatives, championing technicians professional status.
    Gratnells Learning Rooms
    Gratnells supports science education with numerous important awards and initiatives, championing technicians professional status.
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  • A new competition designed to support schools in encouraging students to develop a sustained interest in STEM careers.
    Armourers and Brasiers Tata Sixth Form Materials Prize
    A new competition designed to support schools in encouraging students to develop a sustained interest in STEM careers.
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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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  • A European scheme bringing together students for an annual challenge competition.
    SCI-TECH Challenge
    A European scheme bringing together students for an annual challenge competition.
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