When will I find out if I've achieved my Silver/Gold CREST Award?
We aim to have all projects assessed within 2 weeks of payment, however during periods of high activity this can take up to 6 weeks. Please note that the submission date is often earlier than the payment date.
If you pay by cheque or pay an invoice without quoting your invoice number, your payment may take a little longer to process.
Once your project has been assessed you will receive an email from CREST with assessor feedback. This will let you know if you have passed your CREST Award, if you have been recommended for a lower/higher level, or if you have been asked to resubmit.
If you have passed, your certificate will be added to our next order.
Criteria for Bronze, Silver and Gold CREST Awards
Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards must meet the criteria below appropriate to their level to achieve their award. Bronze projects should have around ten hours of work spent on them, Silver - thirty hours, and Gold - seventy hours. View our guidance on ...
How are Silver projects assessed?
CREST Silver stretches students and enriches their studies. Typically completed by students aged 14+, projects require around thirty hours of work and lead to a body of work. This work could be a written report, video diaries or something else ...
Entering online for Star, SuperStar, Silver and Gold Awards
To enter a project for Star, SuperStar, Silver or Gold Awards, you need to sign up or log in to apply.crestawards.org. Once you've logged in, you can create a new entry by clicking on View Programs or Programs. On the Programs page, select the ...
How are Gold projects assessed?
CREST Gold allows students to conduct real research. They are longer-term projects that require around 70 hours’ work, and are typically completed by 16-to-19-year-olds. By working towards a CREST Gold Award, students will develop and deliver largely ...
How long does Silver/Gold assessment take?
Once you have paid your CREST fees and payment has been processed, Silver/Gold assessment can take between 2 and 6 weeks, depending if it is a busy time of year. Please note, if payments are sent without the project ID or invoice number as a ...