For students ages 9 to 14

The Galactic Challenge can be tailored to meet the requirements of individual institutions for a variety of participant ages and requirements. The challenge lends itself to be used as a taster day for feeder schools, a finale to a UKSDC after school club, or for an end of year challenge.


To register for a Galactic Challenge, please fill in the form at the bottom of the page. Participants can register on their own,
or in teams of up to 12. Please note that registration for the competition indicates permission has been granted by the parent or guardian of each participant.


Please send any queries regarding these events to and not the host institution.


Deadlines for applications are three weeks before each event unless otherwise stated.

Upcoming Galactic Challenges

  • Shoreham Academy, Kingston Lane, Shoreham by the Sea for Year 7 students on Tuesday 27th June 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Bede’s School, Upper Dicker, East Sussex on Saturday 27th January 9:00-4:30pm 2024


Interested in hosting a Galactic Challenge in your area? You can let us know HERE

Previous Galactic Challenge Venues

  • Imperial College London
  • King’s College London
  • Bede’s School
  • Blatchington Mill School, Hove
  • Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet
  • Riddlesdown Collegiate School
  • Sevenoaks School
  • Trinity School, Croydon
  • Trinity School of John Whitgift
  • American University, Malta

Do you want to take part?

If you cannot find a Galactic Challenge near you, please get in touch so that we can gauge interest in your area. We welcome any
offers to host competition events.

Students in Years 10-13 (or equivalent) can compete in the UK and EU Space Design Competition by entering the Regional or Digital Heats.


Too old to participate? We are looking for scientists, engineers, mathematicians and business associates from Undergraduate to Professional levels to volunteer for different roles at these events. Please register your interest here.

2024 competition open for applicants.

Please register for 2024 below.