How to enter

To enter The Eggs Factor pupils design an egg-based meal to celebrate a loved one or special occasion.

Pupils should complete the Recipe template, including:

  • Name of recipe
  • Recipe
  • Who/what event is it for?
  • What inspired you to make this recipe?
  • If you did it again, what would you do differently?

The Eggs Factor competition supports the curriculum for years 3, 4 and 5, or equivalent. It is a quick and flexible activity which can be carried out either in class or at home by individual pupils or teams of up to 3.

There is a Parents’ Guide available for teachers to send home with their pupils informing parents about the competition. 

Teachers should submit their pupils’ entries by completing a simple entry form and uploading the recipes. Pupils are also encouraged to take an optional photo of their completed meal, which teachers can upload at the same time.  

The recipe

The recipe should be savoury, contain at least one egg per serving and be as inventive and original as possible.

It is recommended that the recipe takes no more than 40 minutes to cook.                           

Please see the example recipes, below.

How will the entries be judged?

The judges will judge the entries based on the following criteria:

  • Is the basis of the recipe eggs?
  • How inventive their recipe is – does it really stand out?
  • How easy is it to recreate – will it inspire other young people to cook with eggs?
  • Appeal – would you want to eat it?
  • How appropriate it is for the person/occasion?

Health and Safety

A Risk Assessment must be carried out by the teacher before pupils take part in this activity.

How many recipes can be entered?

There is no limit on the number of recipes that teachers put forward from their school. Pupils can either work alone or in teams of up to three.

Teachers can add all the teams at one time using the entry form, or at separate times using the entry form on multiple occasions.

Can pupils enter more than one project?

Each pupil may only enter one recipe.

When do submissions close?

The final date for submissions will be 12th June.

What are the prizes?

The winners will receive a fantastic activity day for their class (up to 32 pupils) to celebrate British Egg Week, 5 – 11 October 2015.



Name of recipe

Smiley Face Omelette


  • 2 large British Lion eggs
  • Dash of milk
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Ham
  • Tomatoes

I beat the eggs together in a bowl with salt, pepper and a teaspoon of cold water.

Then I added the oil to a heated frying pan. I poured the mixture into the pan and cooked for a few minutes until the egg mixture had set.

Then I flipped the omelette onto a plate and made a smiley face out of tomatoes for eyes and a happy mouth made out of ham. 

Who/what is it for?

My mum

What inspired you to make this recipe?

She always makes us breakfast, so I thought I would make a smiley face omelette omelette for her on Mother’s Day.

If you did it again, what would you do differently?

Nothing – she said it was perfect!

Add photo of finished product (optional)

I have added a photo of my mum holding the omelette.



Name of recipe

Quiche madness


  • Pastry base (I bought this ready)
  • 250g cheese
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 6 rashers of bacon
  • 5 British Lion eggs
  • 100ml milk
  • 200ml cream
  • Herbs and spices

I cooked the bacon and then put it in the pastry base with the tomatoes. I mixed all the other ingredients together and then poured it on top. My mum helped to carefully put it in the oven and then it baked for half an hour at 190°C.

Who/what is it for?

My friend Sarah

What inspired you to make this recipe?

I wanted to make something for Sarah’s birthday party.

If you did it again, what would you do differently?

I would like to try putting different things in it, it was fun mixing it and waiting to see how it was when it was cooked.