The Schools Science Competition entered its 5th year in 2019. Registration opened in September 2018 and the deadline for submissions was on 25 January. The Final Event will take place on Weds 27 March 2019. 

The competition is open to teams of students of aged 11-18 from secondary schools, 6th forms, or home-schooled groups. Each team must comprise of a maximum of 4 students and must be mentored by a named teacher from their school, or a home-educator. 

Full details can be found in our flyer and poster, which can be downloaded below:


VIP Judging Panel

This year, or Panel will include:

Professor Lord Robert Winston- Lord Winston is Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London.

Dr Simon Foster- Simon is the Outreach Officer for the department of Physics at Imperial College and a former school teacher. He has a degree in Physics with Space Science (he's a qualified Rocket scientist) and a PhD in Solar Physics. Simon is passionate about inspiring and enthusing students of all ages to fall in love with science- check out his fantastic children’s Christmas lecture ‘It IS rocket science’. Simon is also an expert panel member on Sky TV’s science show “Duck Quacks Don’t Echo”.

Renee Watson- Renee is the founder of The Curiosity Box, the first STEM subscription box in the UK, aimed at families of 7-11yr olds. Learn more about Renee:  Renee Watson profile

Dr Jess Wade- Jess is a physicist and early career researcher in the Blackett Laboratory at Imperial College London. Her research investigates polymer-based light emitting diodes (LEDs). She also carries out public engagement work in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), particularly in the promotion of physics to girls. Wade won the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) Robin Perrin Award for Materials Science in 2017, the Institute of Physics (IOP) Daphne Jackson Medal and Prize in 2018 and was included in Nature's 10 people who mattered in science in 2018.