The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK.
Held at the NEC, Birmingham 16-19 March 2016, The Big Bang Fair is an award-winning combination of exciting theatre shows, interactive workshops and exhibits, as well careers information from STEM professionals.
We aim to show young people (primarily aged 7-19) the exciting and rewarding opportunities out there for them with the right experience and qualifications, by bringing classroom learning to life.
Having grown from 6,500 visitors in its first year (2009) to nearly 70,000 in 2015, The Big Bang Fair is made possible thanks to the collaborative efforts of over 200 organisations.
The Big Bang Fair also hosts national competitions, inviting young people from across the UK to compete, amongst other things, for the title of UK Young Scientist and UK Young Engineer of the Year.
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A number of high profile supporters join the thousands of young people, parents and teachers each year and in 2015 the Prime Minister made his second visit to the Fair and underlined the importance of the event.
Public Sector Campaign of the Year, PRWeek UK Awards, 2015
Educational Event of The Year, UK Event Awards, 2014
Best Consumer Campaign, PRCA Awards, 2014
Gold in the Best Public Sector Campaign and Silver in the Best Consumer Campaign, FRESH Awards, 2014
Public Sector Campaign of the Year, PR Moment Awards, 2014
Best Consumer Campaign and Best Not-for-Profit and Public Sector Campaign, PRCA Dare Awards, 2014
Low Budget Campaign of the Year, UK Public Sector Communications Awards, UK Public Sector Communications Awards, 2014
Best Communications by a Not-for-Profit Organisation and two highly commended awards for Best Consumer Campaign and Best Media Relations Campaign, 2014
Shortlisted Best Public Sector Campaign, PR Week Awards, 2014
Rooke Medal for the Public Promotion of Engineering, Royal Academy of Engineering, 2012
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