EngineeringUK – The Big Bang Competition
Born to Engineer is taking a look at the best Engineering Competitions open to students across the UK each year. This week are taking a look at the fantastic The Big Bang Competition. The award recognises and rewards young people’s achievements in all areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), whilst providing them with the opportunity to build their skills and confidence in project-based work.
The Big Bang Competition recognises and rewards young people’s achievements in all areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), whilst providing them with the opportunity to build their skills and confidence in project-based work.
The Competition is open to all UK residents in full-time education or training (year group 7-13 and Scottish/NI equivalent), and students can enter online and via regional heats.
The UK Finals take place at The Big Bang Fair in March each year. Finalists compete for over £20,000 worth of amazing prizes, including top and runner-up prizes in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior categories for science and engineering, as well as the coveted titles of GSK UK Young Engineer of the Year and GSK UK Young Scientist of the Year. Finalists also have the chance to win exclusive special sponsor awards and trips abroad.
Interested in entering The Big Bang Competition, but don’t know where to start, or looking for project ideas?
Visit our How to get started page for advice and inspiration, it will provide you with all the information you need to confidently and successfully conduct project work and enter into The Big Bang Competition.
How to enter
Projects can be submitted for entry to the Competition at heats that take place at The Big Bang Near Me Fairs across the UK between March and October.
Projects can also be submitted online between March and November.
The event is typically held in March at the NEC, Birmingham. Tickets open in October. While tickets are free all visitors must book them before arriving at the Fair. Visitor guides are published in January each year.