Technicians Make it Happen

We need your help to bring technicians into the spotlight.


We need your help to bring technicians into the spotlight. We’re inviting young people, aged 5 -19 years, to use their imaginations and creativity in this hands-on photo competition.

This British Science Week, the British Science Association are partnering with the Gatsby Charitable Foundation on their Technicians Make it Happen campaign to promote the value of technicians to society and the UK economy.

Participants are invited to share an image of a representation of a technician on Twitter or via email to be in with a chance of winning cameras, practical kits or a £500 voucher and an invitation to attend the British Science Association’s ‘Great British Science Club’ celebration event in July 2017.

Entries in each category will be selected by the team at the British Science Association, and the TMiH team, who will help create a shortlist of finalists, which will then be judged by a panel.

Prizes will be awarded for:

- most interesting technician job featured,
- creativity of the scene depicted,
- best descriptive tweet, and
- a people’s choice for most shares on Twitter

We welcome entries from youth groups and other organisations in addition to schools.

Submit your photo on twitter using #TMIHPhotoComp or by email at


Winners will have a choice of prizes from:

Nikon DSLR camera kit

5 x Fujifilm instant cameras

10 x Music Star Packs or Sports Lover kits from Tech Will Save Us

10 x Electric Dough-Luxe kit from Tech Will Save Us (suitable for younger children)


Aged 5-19 years

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Work must be original and created by the student/student group.

The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.

The winner agrees to the British Science Association using his/her entry photograph in any campaign publicity material, including the website and social media channels.