National Physical Laboratory

Film Challenge Science Film Challenge

Are you a budding young film maker keen to share your science know-how? NPL's Science Film Challenge could win £500 for your school, or £300 if you're entering independently.

2015 Challenge

Winner of the Best School Made Film in 2015, winning £500.

View a list of all the winners and entrants from 2015


View videos from entrants of the School Science Film Challenge from 201420132012 , 2011 and 2010

2017 Challenge now open!

(1) Register your interest

(2) Make your films and log their details

The aim of the challenge is to make a film, less than two and a half minutes long, describing or demonstrating an aspect of science correctly and in an engaging way. Prizes are awarded for various categories, for best school entry (£500) and for best film made by an independent (of school) team, including a student (£300).

If you need some inspiration, watch past entries to our film challenges on our Film Challenge YouTube channel

Read the rules and information guide

Any questions? Contact



Know any other budding film makers at your school, or do you simply want to recruit your film crew?

Print our poster to promote our film challenge at your school to get others on board

Important dates

30 April 2017: Deadline for all entries.

20 May 2017 (World Metrology Day): Nominations and winners posted on NPL website.


Please note that the information will not be divulged to third parties, or used without your permission