The National Science + Engineering Competition aims to recognise and reward young people’s achievements in all areas of science, technology,
engineering and mathematics (STEM).
It is open to 11-18 year olds in the UK and provides young people with the opportunity to build their skills and confidence in project-based work.
Thousands of young people enter the Competition every year, either as a team or as an individual, via two entry routes:
- Regional: Projects showcase their work at 12 regionals heats in June/July.
- Online: Projects enter a written or film application between July and October.
The National Finals
The best projects from across the UK are then invited to the National Finals, which are held in March each year at The Big Bang: The UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair. The projects showcase their work to over 60,000 people and compete for a range of fantastic prizes worth over £50,000, including international experience awards.
How to get involved
This website explains to teachers, parents, mentors and competitors how young people can enter the National Science + Engineering Competition. To find out more about the Competition and to enter, please see the pages on the left.
Entries are open, through 12 Regional Heats and Online Entry, from November 2012 - 31 October 2013. For more information and to enter please Enter!
Find out about the Competition and watch highlights from the 2011/2012 Competition Finals at The Big Bang Fair, Birmingham