Schools' Competition

Enter the 2015 CSES Schools' Competition

Now open for entry: The CSES Schools' Competition 2015, Friday 26 June, Anglia Ruskin University

We are very pleased to announce that the 2015 CSES Schools' Engineering and Technology Competition is open for entry. Submit your project now!

Everyone is most welcome, whether new or a regular, and we'll very happily help you out if this is your first time entering. If you require any help with the application process or would like us to come into school and discuss or present the competition please just ask.

All STEM projects are very welcome. This includes coursework, hobby projects, and those completed as part of STEM schemes such as the Engineering Education Scheme, Toyota Challenge, FIRST LEGO League, Go4SET, CREST Awards, and Youth Rocketry Challenge. Whatever your project, we'd love to have you along.

This year we have introduced online entry, right here on the website [registration closed].

We have also simplified entry to the STEM Club Award. If you would like to enter this award, submit the projects as normal using the online entry portal but make sure you tick 'STEM Club' on the projects that form part of the club showcase.

Each school may enter as many STEM Club projects as it likes and we will judge the whole portfolio. Schools are welcome to bring other other (non-technical) STEM Club work to support their showcase; if you would like to do this please let us know so we can make some space.

The deadline for entries is 19 June 2015, although you don’t have to wait for your project to be finished to enter it.

Thank you to those who completed last year's surveys and who gave us feedback individually. This was all very useful and we've made some changes as a result:

  • We have implemented an online entry system which reduces the amount of data entry. Teachers can register and enter as many projects as they like without having to retype details. To enter a project for the STEM Club Award, you now only need to tick the "STEM Club" box on the single entry form.
  • Project entries can now specify, via a ticklist of choices, which main engineering disciplines are involved (electronics, mechanical etc). We will collect a similar list of preferences from each judge and use this information to help our matching.
  • This year's judges' brief will include specific advice on how to give feedback, especially considering the age and experience of the students.
  • As part of our new online management system, this year's competition will feature a large notification board to inform everyone in real-time when the judges are on their way to visit a project.
  • Each stand will be assigned a grid reference and/or there will be a project index on the floorplans for quick reference. More floorplans will be available.
  • This year's judges' brief will be pre-recorded so that judges can watch in advance at home, and so that the amount of time required in the morning is more predictable.

Again, if you have any questions, please do get in touch.

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