3M Young Innovators Challenge – cancelled for 2021

Regrettably, due to school closures enforced by the January lockdown in England, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 3M Young Innovators Challenge competition.

Many of the Challenges require close collaboration and teamworking which would no longer be possible, and we do not wish to add to the already significant workload that teachers and parents face in moving again to remote learning.

The competition is always a highlight of our year and we are very disappointed that we cannot continue as planned. We look forward to engaging with you again in 2022.

3M Young Innovators Challenge

3M Young Innovators Challenge

The 2021 3M Young Innovators Challenge, sponsored by science-based technology company 3M, aims to inspire the next generation of original thinkers.

  • CREST awards



All entries to the competition will be submitted for a British Science Association CREST Award at Discovery or Bronze Level. 3M funds the cost of the awards, enabling students to gain a valuable, nationally-recognised external accreditation.