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We are pleased to announce the prizes for the winners and runners-up of the Youth Grand Challenges Competition.


  • Discovery Winner – An Adventure Science Show from Anturus for your whole school, plus a year’s membership
  • Bronze Winner – A day’s field trip with the Anturus team
  • Silver Winner – A weekend field trip with the Anturus team
  • Gold Winner – Travel scholarship worth up to £1500
    • Gold Runner-up – A fully funded place at the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF)

Judges of the Finals event

We are excited to announce a number of the judges that will help select the winning projects as part of the expert panels at the finals event in December:

  • Konnie Huq – Former Blue Peter presenter and Writer
  • Professor James Logan – Professor at Department of Disease Control and TV Presenter
  • Professor Beate Kampmann – Professor of Paediatric Infection, Immunity and International Child Health at Imperial College London
  • Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera – Head of Nutrition at Action Against Hunger
  • John McLaverty – Education and Youth Advisor at Oxfam
  • Jess McQuail – Chief Executive Officer at Think Global
  • Katie Cresswell-Maynard – Head of Education at Engineers Without Borders
  • Keith Dunmall – Youth Engagement Manager at WaterAid

More judges will be confirmed closer to the event.

Key dates

  • January 2017: Competition opens for entries. Use the online form to tell us about yourself and your project, and to upload your work.
  • 26 September 2017: Competition closes. All projects must be submitted via the online entry form by this date to be considered for the competition.
  • 7 December 2017: Finalists event – shortlisted projects will be invited to a celebration event, to exhibit their work to a panel of expert and celebrity judges, who will select the final winners in each category.