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2023 Theme Submission Contest

Submit your ideas for the 2023 theme today! The winning theme will be used for the 2023 Engineering Machine Design Contest and the 2023 MN 4-H Engineering Design Challenge. The selected 2023 theme winner and one (1) randomly drawn submission will receive a prize package from the Minnesota State Engineering Center of Excellence.

The theme selection process will be conducted by a panel of 4-H Engineering Design Challenge and Engineering Machine Design Contest organizers. Selection criteria will include real-world relevance, connection to the Engineering Grand Challenges, connection to opportunities for positive change (social or environmental), interest to youth, and broad appeal. Organizers reserve the right to revise or modify any submissions.

Examples of past themes include Driving Change Through Transportation and Power the World: Engineering Energy

Anyone is welcome to submit. There is no limit on the number of submissions; however, each theme idea must be submitted separately. The number of submissions does not increase the odds of being the winner of the random draw.

The contest ends at 11:59 PM CST on February 28, 2022. The selected 2023 theme and winner will be announced at the 2022 Engineering Machine Design Championship on April 22, 2022.