Core prizes

Entrants to The Big Bang Competition have the opportunity to win core prizes at both regional heats and at the UK Finals each March.

We award prizes to the best projects in the science and engineering streams, as selected by the judges.

At the UK Finals, we also crown the overall winners as GSK UK Young Scientist of the Year and GSK UK Young Engineer of the Year. Competitors in any age category are eligible for this prize.

The prizes for the UK Finals are shown below:

Science

Junior

(Years 7-9)

£750

1 x winner

£250

3 x winner

Intermediate

(Years 10-11)

£750

1 x winner

£250

3 x winner

Senior

(Years 12-13)

£750

1 x winner

£250

3 x winner

GSK UK Young Scientist(s) of the Year

£2000
Engineering

Junior

(Years 7-9)

£750

1 x winner

£250

3 x winner

Intermediate

(Years 10-11)

£750

1 x winner

£250

3 x winner

Senior

(Years 12-13)

£750

1 x winner

£250

3 x winner

GSK UK Young Engineer(s) of the Year

£2000