Make a difference in your career with the help of this ACI Spring 2021 Concrete Solutions Competition. American Concrete Institute is proud to inform you about the availability of its Concrete Solutions Competition open for 2021. ACI uses this competition as a mean to help students exercise and demonstrate their creativity and knowledge while encouraging students’ use of and learning about the world’s most-used building material, concrete. It is a remote competition that allows student teams to collaborate and submit entries in a completely remote setting. This is only for students.
As a part of this competition, each student teacher will have to explain or exhibit how their use of concrete could make a positive impact on the world at large scale and why it should interest the public. This competition is broad in its scope, and all teams are allowed to use creative means to present their work. ACI will select the top twenty teams that will participate in interviews with judges going to held on Sunday, March 28, 2021. Prizes will be distributed in three categories: first, second and third. The best entries will get a certificate and will be featured in Concrete International magazine and recognized on ACI’s website.
With 30,000 members spanning over 120 countries, the American Concrete Institute is a not for profit organization working toward its mission of pursuing the best use of concrete. It operates headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, with a regional office in Dubai, UAE, and a Resource Center in Southern California. It was founded in 1904.
|Organization||American Concrete Institute|
|Number of Awards||N/A|
|Application Deadline||March 7, 2021|
|Requirements||YouTube video URL|
Who May Be Eligible
Please meet the following criteria before applying:
- Each team must have a supervising faculty advisor who will see that the student team complies with the rules of the competition. The faculty member is permitted to advise more than one team.
- Each team must consist of students in high school, technical school, trade school, or undergraduate students of a college or university at the time of the fall ACI convention. Undergraduate students on cooperative or internship work assignment are also eligible to compete. Although there are no restrictions on the geographical location of the school, all members of a given team must be from the same school.
- A team may consist of a minimum of two and a maximum of up to eight students.
- A graduate student may act in the role of advisor or consultant for the team, but work must be performed by the eligible team members detailed in item 1. b. above.
How to Apply
For this competition, each school is allowed to enter only one team. Register or log in through the online portal of American Concrete Institute. The team can register in advance by February 21 2021. The advance registration shows that the teams are willing to participate in the program.
Submission must consist of a YouTube video URL, in English, no longer than 7 minutes, meeting the requirements on the competition webpage. The link must be submitted by March 7 2021. The YouTube video settings must be public, and the “Made for Kids” option must be turned off. The YouTube video should be uploaded in the following format:
- Title: Team Name – Competition Name
- Description: Include the team name, university name, and brief description of the solution presented in the video.
Winner teams will receive a certificate of recognition and will be featured in Concrete International magazine and recognized on ACI’s website. Apart from this, the first-place team will receive a $750 award, the second-place team will receive $500, and the third-place team will receive $250.
All the entries must be submitted by March 7, 2021. Candidates are required to register by this date as the late application will not be entertained.