The National Engineering Competition for Girls is now OPEN!
The competition, kindly sponsored by Rolls-Royce and EDF Energy, will run until Friday 19 December 2014 and, with the introduction of a new age category and additional prizes, it promises to be even bigger and better than before!
We want every girl in secondary education aged 11-18 across the UK to take part in this competition that will offer winners a £1,000 prize, an engineering mentor, the opportunity to showcase their entry at the Big Bang Fair 2015 and much more!
Are you a girl aged 11-18 with a passion for Engineering or Manufacturing? Talent 2030’s National Engineering Competition for Girls is a FREE competition offering you the chance to win £500 for yourself and £500 for your school.
The competition invites you to solve the major challenges of the 21st century, get creative, get thinking and most of all – have fun!
Want to apply? Submit your entry here. For more information on the competition read the following below.
- £1,000 for the winner of each category! £500 for you (shared between entrants for teams) and £500 for your school.
- £100 for each runner-up entry! 3 runner-up places in each category. (Prize money to be shared between all entrants for team entries)
- Engineering mentor for each category winner
- All competition entrants have the opportunity to get a Bronze, Silver or Gold CREST Award. Shortlisted finalists who qualify for the award will have their registration costs refunded.
- Free membership to the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) for the winners and runner-ups
- £200 for the best display at the Big Bang Fair: All shortlisted finalists will be invited to showcase their entries at the Big Bang Fair and £200 will be awarded to the best exhibition and project explanation on the day.
Who can enter?
- The competition is open to all female students in secondary education
- Girls can enter independently or through their schools
- There are 3 different age categories 11-14 (Year 7-9), 15-16 (Year 10-11) and 17-18 (Year 12-13)
- Girls can enter individually or in groups of up to 6
- Open to girls from all subject areas
- One entry per group/individual (schools can submit multiple entries but girls cannot)
- Competition entry open: 29th September 2014
- Competition entry deadline: 9pm on 19th December 2014
- Big Bang Fair: All shortlisted finalists are invited to attend the Big Bang Fair on Saturday 14th March 2015. To find out more about the fair click here.
- Identify some of the challenges of the 21st century
- Pick one, or a few, to brainstorm and research in more detail
- Decide what you are going to do about the challenge(s) you have chosen
This could be…
Explaining what engineers are already doing and/or are going to do
Creating or explaining ideas of their own solutions
- Review what you have found or evaluate what has been done
- Present your conclusions or final solution. It’s up to you what format you do this in. Some examples include a video, website, report or poster. (If you have made something that can’t be uploaded, please include photographs or videos of it).
- Need some inspiration? Click here for an example of a previous winning entry.
How to enter
- When your entry is complete, you need to fill in a form on our website and either upload the entry or provide a link to it if it is a website, online video etc.
What are the judges looking for?
- That the process above has been followed
- Enthusiasm for tackling the challenge(s)
- Innovative and creative thinking
- A high-quality final product (in whatever format has been chosen)
Note: Students do not have to qualify for a CREST Award in order to enter the competition but we are expecting entrants to have spent at least 10hrs on their project, which is the minimum requirement for a bronze award.