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Download the Competition flyers below detailing winning projects from some of the competitions hosted on the Innovation Portal

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Interested in judging innovative engineering design student work?

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Judging includes:

  • A one hour live judge training webinar.
  • Three to five hours of evaluating student work during the judging window.
  • Judging is done entirely online and at your leisure. You can start and stop as needed and your work will be saved. 
  • A record of the portfolios assigned to you as a judge is kept in your personal Innovation Portal account and can be accessed at any time to document for volunteer hours.

Hosting a competition includes:

  • Recruiting students to submit their work to your competition.
  • Providing prizes to winning teams.
  • Recruiting judges to evaluate student work.
  • Designating a competition administrator to managing the logistics of your competition.
  • Most competitions culminate in a real-world event to recognize student work.

PLTW Engineering Design Competition

  • Judge trainings
    • April 10 at 3:00 P.M. Eastern
    • April 11 at 6:00 P.M. Eastern
    • April 14 at 9:00 A.M. Eastern
    • April 19 at 4:00 P.M. Eastern
  • Judging window is from May 1 to May 12.
  • Sign up

Kansas City Engineering Design Competition (Biomedical)

  • Judge trainings
    • March 15 at 4:00 P.M. Central
    • March 28 at 9:00 A.M. Central
    • March 30 at 9:00 A.M. Central
    • March 30 at 4:00 P.M. Central
  • Judging window is from April 3 to April 17
  • Sign up

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Interested in hosting your design competition on the Innovation Portal?

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Read about both current and past opportunities offered through the Innovation Portal on the OPPORTUNITIES PAGE

Current Competitions: