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Applying for Gold CREST

Registration of Interest

Gold CREST is on hold

Due to the uncertainties of the evolving COVID-19 situation, the need to protect our communities and the discomfort and anxiety around gatherings and travel, we are currently not accepting new Gold CREST applications. We will reassess in June 2022. Should you have any questions, please email CREST@royalsociety.org.nz 


There are three separate stages for registering interest for Gold CREST 


STEP 1.          Submit an initial Registration of Interest 


STEP 2.          Participate in the Introduction to Gold CREST seminar 


STEP 3.          Submit an Application to Participate in Gold CREST 


Students MUST be a Year 12 student to register for Gold CREST.

Students must have completed either a Silver, Team Silver, Silver Challenge or Team Silver Challenge to be eligible to register for Gold CREST

To ensure consistency: to register for an Individual Gold  students must have completed an individual Silver or Silver Challenge CREST; to register for a Team Gold students must have completed a Team Silver or Team Silver Challenge CREST.




Please note: a Team Gold CREST= one project