Enter the Awards
- Projects need to address a need, problem or opportunity in your school or community.
- If you have a project in mind, register your interest and a member of the team will contact you and help you set it up.
- Not sure what to work on? Why not check out the winning projects from previous years for ideas or contact the Awards Coordinator, phone 04 473 2023 or email email@example.com
- The Awards are about collaboration; it's important that your students do the majority of the work on the project with support from their teacher and the technical assistance of their engineering mentor.
- Each team will need to submit a report that outlines the Technological Practice involved in their project.
- Neighbourhood Engineers volunteer their services solely to assist students in educational activities. Their advice may not be used or relied upon for any other purpose.
- Entries close 5pm, Wednesday 25th October 2017 – please submit your project on time.
Preparing to send your entry in for judging
- We suggest the teacher and engineer review the report and supporting material prior to sending it to IPENZ for judging.
- Ensure that your project has all the required elements and documentation for judging – see the checklist on your entry form.
How the Awards are judged
- A panel of three judges will award winners and merit awards.
- Results will be published and media coverage sought for winning projects.
- IPENZ and Transpower will visit and present Awards to the winning schools and engineer partners.
- Winning schools in each category will receive up to $2,000.
- Merit prizes will be given at the discretion of the judges.
- All entrants receive certificates of participation.
- The Judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. No judges' comments will be made available to individual award entrants; however, general comments will be made available.
Judging criteria emphasise technological practice
The judging panel are looking for a record of methodical technological practice, including clear evidence of:
- A good understanding of the problem, need or opportunity
- Thorough and thoughtful assessment of options
- Decisions that led to an appropriate solution
- Conclusions and/or outcomes of the project
Judges will also consider:
- The value of supporting material
- Evidence of working as a team
- The teacher's comments on the project
- The engineer's comments on the project