This is an opportunity for you and your classmates to be creative and share your ideas by submitting a creative essay or video focused on a topic listed below for a fun competition.

Students can submit a Written Essay (limit 500 words) or a 1-min Video Essay in one of the three tracks below:

  1. A solution to address one NAE Grand Challenges for Engineers
  2. A science or engineering related competition solution or innovation
  3. A motivational story about why a STEM career is for you

How will your Written Essay or 1-min Video Essay be judged?

We will evaluate the entries for creativity, innovation and fun! You will need to cite all sources used for your entries. Plagiarized entries will be disqualified from the competition.

What Resources Do I Need to Make My 1-min Video Essay?

You can shoot your 1-min Video Essay using a cell phone. Below is an article that provides guidance on shooting a video with your cell phone. Have Fun!

Guide to Camera Shots (Resources)