The Somerset Big Bang Showcase

The Big Bang is a national programme which celebrates Science Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers. 
CSW Enterprise deliver the programme across the South West region hosting several events throughout the year to inspire young people and showcase STEM employers from the region. In the last three years the regional programme has reached over 39,000 young people. 

As part of the programme, students enter projects in the field of STEM. The competition allows students
to gain recognition for their achievements in all areas of science, technology, engineering and maths and builds skills and confidence for project-based work.


The Somerset Big Bang Showcase is an opportunity for Somerset students to be linked with local employers and develop projects under the theme of REAL WORLD PROBLEMS. Students aged 11 to 18 years from all middle schools, secondary schools and colleges in Somerset are eligible to enter.

Click on the links below to view the employer project questions:

Student teams will be supported by a mentor from the employer that has set the project question that they choose. The mentor will be a point of contact for students and will be available to answer questions and help the students prepare to present their project for judging at The Somerset Big Bang Showcase Presentation Event on the 26th March 2020 at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

Successful projects can enter the regional heats at The Big Bang South West Fair at Westpoint Arena, Exeter on the 17th June. Online entries will open in April 2020.

For details on the judging criteria, visit the The Big Bang Competition website >

To enter, download the APPLICATION FORM, complete and email to Jackie Surrey or post to the following address:
Jackie Surrey, FTAO Marketing Department, Yeovil College, Mudford Road, Yeovil, BA21 4DR

ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications must be made by 12pm on Friday 24th January 2020.



24th January 2020 – Extended entry deadline for school applications

26th March 2020 - Projects are presented for judging at The Somerset Big Bang Showcase Presentation Event to be held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovil

April 2020 - Online entries for regional heats open

17th & 18th June 2020 - The Big Bang South West Fair at Westpoint Arena, Exeter


If you have any queries or would like more information on The Somerset Big Bang Showcase, please contact Jackie Surrey via email.

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