British Science Week Poster Competition

This year British Science Week runs from the 9th-18th March. It is a ten day celebration of science, engineering, maths and technology, where children across the country get to take part in fun and engaging investigations based on the theme of ‘Discovery and Exploration’. This year the British Science Association are running a poster competition for children of all ages to take part in. The poster should be on the theme of ‘Discovery and Exploration’ and can cover any aspect of this, for example- a historic or recent discovery, a particular explorer, a place that has been explored etc.

If you are interested in taking part please read the competition rules below and submit your entry to the school office by Monday 26th March so they can be judged in school and sent off before the official deadline.

What are the rules?

Entrants can be teams or individuals

teams will be judged in the age category of its oldest member

any prize awarded will be split across the team.


Each school can enter a maximum of five entries, therefore the top five will be selected to enter from our school. Prizes will also be awarded internally as part of our own school competition.


Entries must be 2D and submitted on one side of A4 or A3 paper only.

Work must be original and created by the student(s) – please do not use any templates.


Posters must include the following information (entrant details can be on the back of the poster):

entrant name (all names if a team) and entrant age (all ages if a team)

age category (of the oldest team member)

school name and address


Looking for inspiration? The British Science Association’s partners at Guinness World Records have put together some seriously spectacular ideas: