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National psychology competition

National psychology competition

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 psychology be used to understand the misinformation epidemic? 

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.


To register your team(s) for the competition, please complete the registration form by Friday 9th May 2023.

Team places will be allocated may fill up faster than the registration deadline (30 places are available in total).

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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