The All About STEM Competition (Making It Happen) 


Welcome to the All About STEM Competition 2024! 

For the last two years, we have been amazed at the entries to the All About STEM Competition and we love seeing your wonderful ideas so we have returned for another year and this time we’ve decided on a slightly different direction; this year we are having a competition theme and it is all about food! 

The All About STEM Competition invites learners aged 9 – 16 from across the North West of England to participate in designing a poster showing a new product, idea, item or approach that is based around food. This could be a new way to grow food, a new way to get food to our home, a new way to eat or you could design a school canteen of the future! Perhaps you’d like to channel your inner Willy Wonka and be inspired by edible wallpaper or 3-course dinner gum.  

We saw some fantastic ideas last year, including a robot that waters your plants, a bin that helps organise waste and a Smart Dummy that helps with MMA training. The Spy-Clip, which helps the wearer in emergency situations, came from one of last year’s winning teams and it was a brilliant idea from Wirral Grammar School for Girls!

Why not check out our webpage to get some inspiration from previous winners? You can develop your own ideas, starting completely from scratch, letting your imagination go wild or you could use one of our  partner resources  to help with your initial ideas.   

You can  enter the All About STEM Competition  as an individual or as part of a group of up to 5 people and we have resources to help parents/guardians/carers/teachers to support you every step of the way including funded* support options  courtesy of our amazing  Competition Sponsors. Our Competition Newsletter will have all the details, be the first in the know and sign up here

To enter the All About STEM Competition, click below for your entry form and instructions. Make sure you’ve read the  Key Information  first to be certain that you’ve got everything you need including key dates, eligible age groups, judging guidelines etc and there are dedicated pages for  teachers  and our fabulous  prizes  too! 

Good luck with your posters, we can’t wait to see what you come up with! 

The closing date for this year’s competition is Friday the 31st of May 2024 at 5 pm.  

If you have any questions which cannot be answered via the information online, please email [email protected] 

The Competition is open to young people from the North West – Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Cheshire. 

*T&Cs applied