Simil Raghavan Program Officer National Academy of Engineering

Engineering For Your Community Writing Contest

PostedFriday, September 15, 2017 at 11:25 AM

Here’s an opportunity for students in grades 3-12 to learn more about engineering and win cash prizes. Today, the Engineergirl writing contest opens with the theme of Engineering for Your Community. The contest challenges students to write a plea convincing others to improve their community’s infrastructure. The contest website describes the different systems of infrastructure needed and how one might go through the engineering design process to work through identifying the problems and coming up with the solutions.

Thousands of students, both boys and girls, have submitted essays to the contest over the years, with winners earning monetary prizes and the honor of having their essays published on the Engineergirl website. The contest can be an opportunity for out-of-school work, or it can be part of a classroom project. There have been some wonderful winning essays in past contests, so be sure to check them out. The entry deadline for the 2018 contest is February 1.

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  • Catrin  Brooks

    Posted 2 months and 2 days ago

    I think it is worth hiring an academic writer for this competition. You should look for a writing service (you can check it at that is known for producing good essays. There is no sense in employing someone who cannot write well. Essay writers who have already established themselves should be preferred over new entrees. Look for samples and read feedback about their services.
  • Maribeth  Keitz

    Posted 4 years and 1 month ago

    Thanks Simil! I always enjoy reading the submissions. Kids can can be so creative suggesting things we don't think are possible but with them, anything is possible. The Engineergirl website continues to be a great resource for K-12 Engineering!