2017 EngineerGirl Essay Contest - Engineering and Animals
Every year, the EngineerGirl website sponsors a contest dealing with engineering and its impact on our world. The theme of the 2017 contest is Engineering and Animals.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) maintains a list, known as the IUCN Red List, which ranks the conservation status of thousands of species. For your essay, choose an animal that is ranked by IUCN as either: vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered. Learn about the animal and consider how engineering might improve life for that species.
Guidelines for length:
- Grades 3–5: 400 to 700 words
- Grades 6–8: 600 to 1100 words
- Grades 9–12: 1000 to 1500 words
Submissions will be judged by a slate of volunteers that include professionals from various engineering fields.
Finalists will be judged by the EngineerGirl Steering Committee based on the following criteria:
- Effectiveness in communicating ideas and fully addressing the requirements of the contest;
- Accurate research and analytical thinking;
- Creativity and originality in the content selection and presentation
Winners in each grade category will receive the prizes listed below:
- First-place winners will be awarded $500.
- Second-place entries will be awarded $250.
- Third-place entries will be awarded $100.
All winning entries will be published on the EngineerGirl website.
Honorable Mention entries will not receive a cash award but will be published on the EngineerGirl website.
Submit your essay online by February 1, 2017 at 6:00 pm EST.
For more information and to enter visit: http://www.engineergirl.org/32376.aspx