STEM Themed Competitions

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Name of Competition  Theme Applications Website
Astro Pi Astronomy/Coding Nov-Jun
Bebras Challenge Computational thinking/Computing Nov-Jun
BIEA Competition Innovation centred around sustainability Dec-Jul
Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition Science/Engineering Oct-Mar
Big STEM Challenge STEM - Open
Until end Apr
British Informatics Olympiad Programming Dec-Apr
British Science Week Poster Competition  Science Sep-Mar
Build for Birds competition (LEGO) Environment and habitat (7-14 KS2-3) Feb-Mar
Business of Science Innovation Award Product Design/Technology Jan-Mar
CanSat Design and build a satellite Sep-May
Climate Detectives Environment and climate Sep-Apr
Climate Science Olympiad Climate change Sep-May
Cyber First Girls Competition Cyber security Next running 2024/25
CyberCenturion Cyber security Next running 2024/25
David Clark Prize ERA Foundation STEM Educators Nov 23- Mar 24
Eurekas (The)  Physics Mar 2024
Explorify Start With Art competition Design, Art Dec 23-Mar 24
F1 in Schools Challenge Engineering & Technology (Motorsport) 2023/24
First LEGO League Challenge Design & Technology 2023/24
FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Sep-Mar
Further Education Maths Challenge (16+) Maths GCSE resit/Functional Skills Nov-Mar
GCHQ Christmas challenge Computing Dec 2024
goIT Monthly Challenge Various NA
Green Power Competition  Engineering & Technology (Motorsport) 2023/24
IET Faraday Challenge Engineering & Technology 2023/24
If you were an engineer what would you do?  Engineering  Until March 2024
International Chemistry Bowl Chemistry Until March 2023
International Greenwich Olympiad Multiple STEM Fields Oct-Mar
Mission X: Train like an Astronaut Physics/Astronomy  Sep-May
Moon Camp Physics/Astronomy  Sep-May
My Environment My Future Built environment Until April
National Scientific Thinking Challenge Scientific thinking Last week of April
Pi Wars Robotics/D&T Nov-Jan
Ritangle Maths (16+) Oct-Dec 
Rolls Royce Schools Prize for Science and Technology Science & Technology Sep-Apr
Starpack Schools Competition Design & Technology Until July
TCS Global Innovator of the Year  Innovation/Sustainable development  2023/24
TDI Challenge Technology, Design and Innovation 
TeenTech Awards Innovation, Skills & Research Mar

Time + Space Award

STEM (16-25) Jan-Apr 2024
Top Of The Bench (RSC) Chemistry  Sep-Mar
UK Chemistry Olympiad Chemistry Sep-Jan
UK Junior Water Challenge STEM (11-18) Feb-May
UK Maths Trust competitions Maths (various ages and abilities) Year round 
UK Space Design competition STEM (15-18, KS4/5) Jul - Mar
UK Youth rocketry challenge Rocketry Until end of Feb
Ultimate STEM Challenge Design & Technology (Textiles)  2023/24
VEX Robotics Competitions Robotics 2023/24
Young Coders Competition Coding (Ages 7-13) Nov-May