NCUB Talent 2030 National Engineering Competition

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NCUB Talent 2030 National Engineering Competition

The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) is delighted to announce the Talent 2030 National Engineering Competition. The competition is free to enter and open to all female students in secondary education.

Entering the competition is an opportunity to get creative, get thinking and most of all – have fun! The Competition invites girls to solve the major challenges of the 21st century, showing how engineering makes a difference to people and the planet.

The purpose of the Talent 2030 competition is to address the gender imbalance in science education and the professional engineering workforce in the UK. The competition offers girls the chance to win £500 for themselves and £500 for their school.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • The competition is open to all female students in secondary education
  • Girls can enter independently or through their schools
  • There are 3 different age categories – 11-14 (Y7-9), 15-16 (Y10-11) and 17-18 (Y12-13)
  • Girls can enter individually or in groups of up to 6
  • Open to girls from all subject areas
  • One entry per group/individual (schools can submit multiple entries but girls cannot)

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To participate, the applicants need to do register through the given link:


  • They want competition entrants to create a project that tells us how engineers can solve the challenges of the 21st century.
  • This could be an original solution designed from scratch, or a project telling us what engineers are currently doing to solve the challenge.
  • This could be an issue in the local area or something on a global scale!


  • £1000 for the winner of each category! £500 for the winning student or group and £500 for their school
  • £300 for second place of each category and £150 for third place of each category
  • (prize money to be shared between all entrants for team entries)
  • Engineering mentor for each category winner
  • All competition entrants have the opportunity to get a Bronze, Silver or Gold CREST Award.
  • Shortlisted finalists who qualify for the award will have their registration costs refunded
  • Free membership to the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) for the winners and runners-up
  • £150 for the best display at the Big Bang Fair: All shortlisted finalists will be invited to showcase their entries
  • at the Big Bang Fair and £150 will be awarded to the best exhibition and project explanation on the day

Application Deadline:

Competition entry deadline is December 14, 2018.

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