The Big Bang Competition finalists announced

May 2, 2023

The Big Bang Competition, the UK’s top annual science and engineering competition, has announced the finalists for this year.

The Big Bang Competition recognises and rewards young people’s science and engineering project work and will name the UK Young Engineer and UK Young Scientist of the Year at this year's awards ceremony on 22 June at The Big Bang Fair at the NEC in Birmingham.

STEM projects from schools across the UK have been shortlisted as finalists, including projects such as:

  • Do spices affect plant growth? from Invicta Grammar School in South East England
  • Eco House from Holmfirth High School in Yorkshire and Humber
  • The Whizz Bang Turny Thingy from Fortismere School in London
  • Brown dwarfs within binary systems from Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School in East England

The Competition inspires and encourages young people aged 11 to 18 to think big, challenge facts, ask questions and invent solutions. Taking part offers young people the opportunity to make a difference in their community, think like real scientists and engineers, and win prizes in recognition for their hard work. Prizes range from generous cash rewards to prestigious titles and experiences.

The Big Bang team and Competition organisers would like to say thank you to everyone who took part in The Big Bang Competition 2022/23. The Big Bang Competition judges were extremely impressed by the creativity and innovation shown to solve real-world projects shown by all the young people who participated.

Meet the finalists for The Big Bang Competition 2022/23.

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