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We run a number of competitions for school students as well as a photography competition for biology enthusiasts. 

Biology Challenge

An annual competition that aims to stimulate a curiosity for the natural world and encourage students to take an interest in biology beyond the school curriculum. Biology Challenge is open to all students in Y9/Y10 in England and Wales, Y10/Y11 in Northern Ireland, S2/S3 in Scotland, and equivalent year groups globally.

Biology Challenge 2018 will take place between 6th - 26th March 2018.

Online registration for the competition will close on 23rd February 2018.


Intermediate Biology Olympiad

The competition is designed to challenge students' biology knowledge. Students are encouraged to reference their participation in the Intermediate Biology Olympiad in further and higher education applications. The competition is open to all students in Y12 in England and Wales, Y13 in Northern Ireland, S5 in Scotland, and equivalent year groups globally.

The Intermediate Biology Olympiad 2018 will take place between 15th - 21st June 2018.

Online registration for the competition will open on 1st March 2018.

British Biology Olympiad (BBO)

The BBO challenges and motivates students with an interest in biology to expand and extend their talents. The competition provides a means of selecting a team to represent the UK at the International Biology Olympiad, which attracts the top pre-university biology students in the world. The BBO is open to post-16 students.

The British Biology Olympiad 2018 will take place between 23rd - 31st January 2018.

Online registration for the competition will close on 12th January 2018.

Photography Competition

An annual biology photography competition which invites amateurs to submit photographs on a particular theme. Participants can enter in one of two categories: Photographer of the Year (18 and over), or Young Photographer of the Year (under 18).

Entries for the Photography Competition 2017 have now closed.