Bronze Awards


Bronze Awards introduce students to project work empowering them to work like real scientists, technologists, engineers or mathematicians. Students choose their own topic and methodologies, giving them complete freedom over their work.

Typical age


Time to complete

10+ hours

Entry fee per student: Free Wales / £5 rest of UK / £10 International


The challenge

Students work independently or in groups to plan and run a project addressing a real-world STEM problem. 

The outcome

The project process develops enquiry, problem-solving and communication skills. CREST Bronze can be used by students to enhance their UCAS personal statements. After completing the project, each student receives a personalised certificate. 

Project submission

Upload samples of students’ work and key information via the online platform.


Bronze Awards are assessed by a teacher or group leader via the online platform. 


Available resources

Download inspirational project ideas from the resource library. You will also find hints and tips to help you run the Awards with your students.

Access the resource library


It’s easy to start running a CREST Bronze Award today! 

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Fees and funding

CREST entry fees are government subsidised in the UK and start at £1 per student. Where cost is a barrier to entry, funding may be available.

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Need help?

The CREST Awards Help Centre has detailed information on every aspect of creating and managing CREST Awards.