Entry is now CLOSED for the Regional Heats of National Science + Engineering Competition. See below for information about the heats for the 2016/17 Competition.

Regional Heats take place at selected Big Bang Near Me Fairs from Jan-Oct each year. All projects showcase their work to judges and to thousands of visitors - it is a great chance to show off your work and practice your communication skills. To see where our heats are taking place please see below.

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Heats at Big Bang Near Me Fairs 2016/17:




The Big Bang Fair Eastern

Newmarket Racecourse

30 Jun

The Big Bang Fair East Midlands

The Roundhouse 

30 Jun

The Big Bang Fair London

London North West



London East


London Central


The Big Bang Fair North East

Northumbria Universityand Teesside Unversity

27-30 Jun

The Big Bang Fair North Wales



The Big Bang Fair North West

Exhibition Centre Liverpool

5 Jul

The Big Bang Fair Northern Ireland



The Big Bang Fair Scotland



The Big Bang Fair South East

South of England Showground

29 Jun 

The Big Bang Fair South Wales



The Big Bang Fair South West

The University of Exeter 

29 Jun

The Big Bang Fair West Midlands

The Ricoh Arena 

23 Jun 

The Big Bang Fair Yorkshire and Humber

Doncaster Racecourser

28 Jun  

 updated: 21/01/2016


  • Entry checklist


    Before you enter, we suggest you have a quick look at our ‘entry checklist’.

    1. Are you 11-18 and in full-time secondary education in the UK?

    2. Is your project eligible?

    - To see what types of projects we accept, please see our Judging criteria.

    - View our Rules and eligibility criteria.

    3. Will your project be ready by the Fair?

    4. Do you understand what is involved?

    5. Projects that get selected to attend the National Finals will have to travel to The Big Bang Fair (March 2017) and showcase their work. Will you be able to travel to the Finals?

    - Projects can secure local sponsorship or grants to cover their travel, accommodation and sustenance costs.

    - Bursaries for travel, accommodation and sustenance costs are available for projects that cannot raise funds to attend.

    6. Have you checked with your school that you can enter?

    7. Have you checked with your parents that you can enter?

    8. Have you checked Intellectual Property laws?

    - If your project creates a new product or process you may be eligible to be protected by Intellectual Property. Intellectual Property (IP), such as patents, trade marks, design and copyright, allows creators to protect their ideas and gain value from them.