1. What do you need to submit to enter?
To enter the competition, we require a completed project book (for each team) to be submitted by midnight 15 December.
Teams can be in groups of up to 6 students per group
Here is the list of items to submit:
2. How to Submit
This year all submissions are online through our SMApply app.
We will circulate guidelines on how to upload your submission in October.
3. Guidance for Teachers
At STEPS we understand that many teachers are not familiar with engineering. However, we also know that teachers would really like to do more engineering with their class. Introducing engineering to children at this young age is very important. They learn about engineering before they encounter bias or other barriers, and it creates awareness of the many options there are within engineering. In fact, in a recent survey we did we found that over 95% of teachers felt they would like to do more engineering with their class. We have listened to you!
We will launch our teachers conference in august which should be of benefit to new and returning teacher alike. you can find out more about the teachers conference here.
Remember: it is the students do the work - not you!
4. STEPS Volunteer Engineer school visit
You can sign up for a visit from a STEPS Volunteer Engineer through your online Registration Form. We cannot guarantee your school will get a visit as there are limited numbers of volunteer engineers.
All STEPS Volunteer Engineer visits are online. (If it suits both parties, and government regulations permit, you are welcome to organise an in-class visit mutually.)
To register for a visit:
If you are choosing a virtual visit:
Submit your project book to us before Wednesday, 15 December.
6. Prizes and results
The winning team and runners up will be presented with a custom designed steps young engineers award trophy for the school. each member of the team will receive a framed certificate and medal for their achievement.
Highly commended projects will receive a trophy for their school, as well as medals and certificates for each member of the team.
All students will receive a young engineer award certificate.
7. Social Media
We would love to see your class in action and to see all the schools around Ireland raise the profile of engineering. We are sure that some of your students will have excellent ideas.
Let's see what they come up with! Use our hashtags on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram #STEPSYoungEngineersAward #STEPS