The Schools Science Competition 2016/17 is now closed for registration.

The Schools Science Competition is free to enter and is open to teams of pupils from secondary schools across Greater London.  The aim of the competition is for teams to identify an everyday problem that directly impacts society. They must come up with a new and innovative scientific solution to tackle this problem.

Through the competition we hope to motivate pupils to engage with science and innovation, to encourage them to work together as part of a team and to engage them in a fun activity that is motivated by their curiosity and drive.
The best teams will be invited to present their idea at a showcase event in front of a live audience and a panel of VIP judges. The competition winners will each receive  individual  prizes, will be given the opportunity to visit a world-leading science facility in the UK: the Diamond Light Source synchrotron (, and will also have the chance to take part in Imperial Festival 2017 (

Download our Schools Poster and Flyer here.

Download our Film Guide here

Were also pleased to announce that for 2016/17 we have teamed up with the British Science Assocation's CREST Awards. More informtion on how to apply for an award can be found on the CREST website.

If you have any questions about the competition, or wish your school to be added to our contacts list, please email Rebecca Middleton, Faculty Education Coordinator at:

Competition Update: We are pleased to announce our VIP Judging Panel for 2016/17

Dr Simon Foster

Department of Physics, Imperial College London & SKY TV’s 'Duck Quacks Don’t Echo'