Enter your students’ project into The Big Bang Competition
The Big Bang Competition provides opportunities for young people to showcase their STEM projects and be recognised and rewarded for their achievements. CREST and The Big Bang Competition provide an excellent forum for students to discuss, challenge and share ideas.
Finalists in The Competition will be invited to The Big Bang Fair where they will compete for a range of prizes, including cash prizes, business & industry sponsored awards, international opportunities, top and runner-up prizes in the Junior, Intermediate & Senior categories for science and engineering, and the coveted title of GSK UK Young Scientist & UK Young Engineer of the Year.
Entry takes place via two routes:
- Regional heats: Projects showcase their work at selected Big Bang Near Me Fairs from January to October each year
- Online heats: You can enter online between July and November. Check the Big Bang Competition site for details.
Enter an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) for a CREST Award
If your students are working towards an Extended Project Qualification in an area related to science, technology, engineering or maths, they can gain extra recognition for their work by entering your project for a CREST Gold Award. There’s a lot of ...
How do I add students to a project?
Student names are printed on CREST certificates for Discovery, Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. At Discovery and Bronze level this is optional. You’ll want to make sure they’re correct before you order your certificates. CREST Star and SuperStar ...
How do I remove students from a project?
Star and SuperStar Awards You can add or remove students at any time during the entry process by editing the numbers in Tell us about your group, so that you are charged the correct entry fee and sent the correct number of certificates and badges. ...
The CREST guiding principles
The below principles are the overall ideas that govern how the CREST Awards work. They are different to the CREST criteria, although the criteria are based around these. Real-world context CREST projects and activities have a clear real-world ...
The different types of CREST project
Looking for what kinds of project you can complete at home? Check out our At Home version of this article, which includes tips on how to convert a Practical or Design & Make project to a Research or Communication project. This article primarily ...