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Register for an account on the Innovation Portal as a judge and then click "Become a Judge" for the 2019 PLTW Engineering Design Competition to get connected.

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Interested in judging innovative engineering design student work?

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 volunteer hours.

PLTW Judging Opportunities

2020 PLTW Engineering Design Competition
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Webinar Dates:

April 14, 2020 @ 3 pm EDT

April 15, 2020 @ 5 pm EDT

April 20, 2020 @ 12 pm EDT

Judging Window: April 21-May 5

2020 KC STEM Alliance Engineering and Biomedical Competition

Webinar Dates:

March 26, 2020 @ 12 pm CDT

March 31, 2020 @ 12 pm CDT

April 2, 2020 @ 4 pm CDT

Judging Window: April 4-17

Judging Student Competitions 

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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.

Interested in hosting your design competition on the Innovation Portal?

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