Special awards

As well as the core prizes, entrants to The Big Bang Competition have the opportunity to win a range of amazing special awards, at both the regional heat level and at the UK Finals.

These awards are sponsored by business and industry. Entrants also have the chance to represent the UK at international contests across the globe!

The special awards vary from year to year. Below are the ones currently to be awarded at the 2020 Finals:

 

The Colum McNally Cheeky Potato Award

The Colum McNally Cheeky Potato Award

The award will be awarded to the student(s) who impressed The Big Bang Team with a sense of engagement and enjoyment throughout the Finals.

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Competitor's Choice Award

Competitor's Choice Award

This is a peer-to-peer award that enables finalists at the Big Bang Fair to have the the opportunity to turn the Competition on its head, and to be the judges! Students are asked to score peers’ projects on both the Wednesday and Thursday at the Fina ..

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A place at the International Science and  Engineering Fair

A place at the International Science and Engineering Fair

The chosen winner(s) will represent the UK at International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), held in Anaheim, California in May 2020.

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A place at the International Swiss Talent Forum

A place at the International Swiss Talent Forum

The chosen winner will represent the UK at the International Swiss Talent Forum (ISTF), held in February 2020.

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A place at the China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest

A place at the China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest

The chosen winner(s) will represent the UK at China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest (CASTIC), held in China in July 2020.

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A place at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists

A place at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists

The chosen winner(s) will represent the UK at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS), held in a European country (still TBC) in September 2020.

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