School competition 2023

Well done to everyone who took part in the Step into the NHS competition 2023/24!

Take a look at this year's fantastic winning entries. You sent some amazing pieces of work and we really enjoyed looking through them all!

Nearly 2,000 pupils from all over England sent in an incredible 1,752 entries to the competition. Pupils worked alone or in pairs to create a piece of artwork or writing that showcased the variety of roles in the NHS and challenged gender stereotyping in jobs.

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National winner

Well done to Aarna from Elmridge Primary School in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, on being crowned our national winner for 2023/24!

The year 5 pupil submitted a highly creative piece of artwork that carried a central message of diversity in the NHS. Not only did it demonstrate how important having the right values are, the eye-catching design also listed some of the over 350 NHS careers and included facts about the NHS.

The judges said: "What a very pretty and unique poster showing the different staff and jobs that work in the NHS. Your presentation was amazing and you were very confident! You also asked really good questions. Fantastic entry Aarna; well done on being the national winner!"

Aarna scoops this year's top prize of a £50 Amazon voucher, goody bag, and a framed 'national winner' certificate and class prize. Her entry will also be displayed in public for the school's local community to see. Well done Aarna!

National winner's entry

Regional winners

Congratulations to our regional winners, who each receive a £25 Amazon voucher, certificate and NHS goody bag!

Highly commended

We received so many fantastic entries this year, it was hard to choose the winners! See some of the best entries that caught our eye.