Star Awards


Star Awards are a great introduction to problem-solving in STEM. They offer children the opportunity to learn through hands-on challenges that focus on their everyday lives. Anyone can run these activities – we provide lots of advice and tips to help you get the most out of CREST. 

Typical age


Time to complete

8 x 1 hour challenges

Entry fee per child: £1 UK / £4 International*

*For projects outside the UK, there is a minimum order size of ten CREST Star Awards.


The challenge

The children must complete eight Star activities and record these in their CREST Star passport. Each activity takes around an hour and involves solving a real-world problem.

The outcome

The children gain an appreciation of investigative work and develop key skills. After completing all eight challenges, each child receives a CREST Star certificate and iron-on badge.


Log into the online platform and record the activities completed to get your students’ certificates and badges.


Available resources

You can download activities and challenge packs from our resource library and our partners. Each comes with all the information needed to run the activity.

Alternatively, you can use your own challenges if they meet the requirements for a Star activity.


It’s easy to start running a CREST Star 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.

Find out more

Need help?

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