The National Science + Engineering Competition is open to all 11-18-year-olds living in the UK and in full-time education. The Competition aims to recognise and reward young people's achievements in all areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Regional heats take place across the year at events around the UK, with an online heat taking place between July and October each year. They both culminate in the Finals of the Competition which are held at The Big Bang Fair.

Volunteer judges

Scientists, engineers and STEM professionals with a degree (or equivalent) can volunteer to help judge at the Finals of the Competition, which take place in March. It’s a great day for meeting lots of keen young people, and networking with other STEM professionals from across the UK.

Finalist Care volunteers

Finalists from previous competition years are invited to volunteer as part of the Finalist Care team, helping out during the set up of the Finals in March, that take place at The Big Bang Fair. There is a variety of duties for volunteers, but all offer networking opportunities and a chance to see how the competition works from behind-the-scenes.

Contact the Education Team for more information.