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National psychology competition

National psychology competition

The registrations for the Psychology Poster Day Competition 2024, which will take place on June 19th this year, are now open!

The competition

We run a national Psychology competition for schools, enabling Year 12 students to pit their psychology skills against pupils from across the UK.

To enter the competition, students answer the competition question with a two-minute video (submitted before the event) and a corresponding poster (to be presented at the on-campus event).

Students may want to look at findings from psychological studies, think about the implications of a psychological theory, or approach it completely differently. It’s an opportunity for you to showcase your understanding of Psychology.


The competition question

How can psychologists/psychology promote healthier working environments in schools?


Rules and regulations

Teachers: You can register one team of 2 to 5 students from your school or college

Submission deadlines, rules, and regulations for the competition.



The form to apply for the competition is HERE.

The registration form will remain open to you until the slots are taken, or until Friday 10th of May, whichever one is sooner.

Only one team from the same school will be able to get registered this year – this is to increase equity amongst schools and widen access to this opportunity. If you have issues selecting a team before the deadline, please do fill out the form anyway to register, and we’ll be happy to a spot until you’ve selected the team members.

Any questions, please do let us know (at or, and we look forward to meeting your students later this year! 

If you are an A-level teacher and would like receive updates about future event registration dates, please join our mailing list.


The prizes

Winning team members/school will receive a share of £150 in gift vouchers, courtesy of the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London.


Previous winners

Our 2022 competition theme was “How can psychology help solve societal and global problems?” Watch the video from the winning team from Peter Symonds College.

Our 2021 competition theme was “How can psychology help us to create a better future?” Watch the video from the winning team from Hazelwick School.

Our 2020 competition theme was “How can psychology help us to understand current events?”. Watch the video from the winning team from Lady Eleanor Holles School.

Our 2019 competition theme was: “How can psychology be used to promote equality and greater acceptance of diversity?” Watch the video from the winning team from Dame Alice Owens School.

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