‘If you were an engineer, what would you do?’
Leaders Award Competition for 3-19yr olds.
Creative problem solving, meeting and interviewing engineers, identifying a problem and drawing a solution to it, add a letter to an engineer why it should be built and you have the ‘If you were an engineer, what would you do?’ Leaders Award annual competition!
We start the year with a series of online interviews schools can join, and if you can’t join them the recordings are found on our You Tube Channel. We would also encourage you to invite engineers in to be interviewed and we can help with that, just let us know.
Pupils and students are encouraged to research the engineers they interview and ask the questions they feel are important. They then look to identify a problem, it can be small or large, but it is the idea we are interested in so the drawing can be simple so long as the engineers who will be reading the entry can understand what the problem is and how it will be solved.
Every entry is read by an engineering professional and given a grade Pass, Merit, Distinction or Shortlisted. Each entry receives a certificate with the pupil name and grade on it. Each year group has its own category and two winners are chosen from each so the range of ages extends from 3 year olds to 19 years olds.
Shortlisted entries are taken to the 20 regional Judging panels to choose the year group winners and Highly Commended.
Awards events and exhibitions then take place to showcase the creativity and ingenuity of the entries. At these awards our partners universities unveil a previous entry they have built.
To access the resources and links to engineer interviews register on the www.leadersaward.com website