What is the Brain Bee Challenge?
The Australian and New Zealand Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC & NZBBC) is a competition for high school students in Years 10 (Australia) and 11 (New Zealand) to learn about the brain and its functions, learn about neuroscience research, find out about careers in neuroscience and to dispel misconceptions about neurological and mental illnesses.
When is it?
Students are encouraged to begin interacting with the learning material as soon as they are registered with EP. The Round 1 Assessment for the Brain Bee Challenge ran from 1st March 2022 – 31 March 2023. This competition has finished.
Who can enter?
The competition is open to all high school students in Years 10 (Australia) and Year 11 (New Zealand).
How do I enter?
Complete the form above & we will be in touch via email with next steps. Please note the form is for teachers only – students will need to register via their teacher.
How much does it cost?
It is completely free for all Year 10 (AUS) and Year 11 (NZ) students to compete in the Brain Bee Challenge.
How can I prepare for the competitions?
Learning resources for round one can now be found in the Science Content Library of Education Perfect here. Students who complete round 1 with a high score may be selected by the Brain Bee Regional Coordinators to take part in Round 2, which will involve further study materials on Education Perfect and a second online assessment moderated by the Regional Coordinator. Rounds 3 and 4 are not currently managed or hosted by EP.
Are there any prizes?
All students who sit the Round 1 assessment will receive a personalised certificate showcasing their participation in the Brain Bee Challenge.