Campaigns and competitions

Win fabulous prizes and get free resources with our pick of the opportunities available this spring…


Better Energy School Awards

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From artwork and poetry to music and nature gardens, this competition is about taking a creative approach to environmental issues. Devised by the Young People’s Trust for the Environment, the awards are an opportunity for primary school pupils to devise and work on projects linked to a wide range of eco topics across the National Curriculum and the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. Eligible projects might include research based on science or geography, an energy-saving or composting scheme, or a campaign to increase recycling or reduce your school’s use of plastic. Any work carried out from the summer term of 2019 onwards can be submitted. The UK Champion entry will receive £5,000, and there are more than 50 other prizes for runners-up and regional winners. The deadline for entries is 1 May 2020. For more information, visit


Rolls-Royce Schools Prize for Science & Technology


Enter by 11 April 2020


Primary and secondary schools, and colleges


Previously known as the Rolls-Royce Science Prize, this year’s competition has been extended to include engineering, design and technology. Entrants must submit an idea for a sustainable project at their school, which could be anything from 3D-printing to robotics, coding, data science, AI and electrification. Fifty schools will win a £1,000 Special Merit Award and finalists receive a further £5,000 and additional support to help implement their plan. royce-schools-prize-science-technology


Ongoing national campaign

Children aged 11-18

SwopItUp aims to get teens thinking about how to reduce waste by setting up their own clothing exchange. The campaign supports young people in taking environmental action on waste, as well as facilitating valuable cross-school collaborations. It also helps nurture skills in entrepreneurship, leadership and presentation.


RSB Biology Challenge 2020

10-31 March 2020 Children aged 13-15

The Royal Society of Biology’s competition is designed to stimulate student curiosity about the natural world and encourage an interest in biology outside of school. There are two 25-minute tests, with questions based on the school curriculum, but also rewarding students who seek to increase their knowledge of flora and fauna independently.


The Bright Ideas Challenge

Enter by 24 April 2020

Children aged 11-14 in England, Wales and Scotland

Can your students imagine how cities of the future might be powered so they are healthy, clean places to live? Shell’s competition challenges students to develop knowledge and skills about – and beyond – STEM. Prizes include cash to boost STEM teaching, a VIP STEM experience and a chance to work with real engineers in prototyping sessions. uk/sustainability/society/supporting-stem/bright-ideas-challenge


Design your own living wall

Enter before October 2020

Primary and secondary schools

Leading living-wall supplier ANS Global is asking schools to design their own vision of a vertical garden (see p18). Many children are exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution but living walls help improve air quality and can support wildlife. The winning designers will receive a segment of living wall for their school. next-generation-how-we-can-make-difference-together

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