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EngineerGirl Essay Contest


Write an original, fictional story in which the main character is a female who uses engineering skills to solve a problem.

There are three basic rules:

  1. Your main character must be female.
  2. Your main character must use engineering design principles to solve a problem - she cannot use or rely on magic or supernatural powers.
  3. Your story must be under the word limit for your grade level, which is listed below.

    Elementary (grades 3-5): 800 words.
    Middle School (grades 6-8): 1100 words.
    High School (grades 9-12): 1500 words.

All stories must be original work. Any evidence of plagiarism will immediately disqualify an entry.

Award Amount: 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.

Application Link: CLICK HERE

Application Deadline: February 1, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.