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Competitions and Awards

Taking part in competitions and applying for awards is a brilliant way to enhance your CV. Participation in such activities will highlight your capabilities and enable you to include relevant achievements on applications for employment.

Develop and flex your skills, gain experience and make some great connections!

Find your next opportunity below, we stagger them throughout the year so make sure to check back regularly for up to date information. Good luck!

Student Project Competition - Share Your Innovations

Have you recently submitted your Final Year Project? Are you working on something cool at home or with friends? Showcase it with us by creating a DesignSpark article or project and enter it into our competition #ShareYourInnovation. We have loads of prizes up for grabs, and it is a great way of building your professional profile, DesignSpark is a worldwide community of 950,000+ engineers!

Closing date 31st July 2020

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EW BrightSparks in partnership with RS Components

By celebrating the achievements of the most talented young people in the engineering world we can help inspire the next generation. In its fourth year, our annual BrightSparks competition with Electronics Weekly highlights the talent of young electronics engineers in the UK.

2020 saw a record number of entrants, Clive Cauldwell (Group Editor EW) was one of the judges “It always astonishes me that our emerging generation of design engineers is able to balance the challenges they face in their careers and yet find the time to volunteer for STEM initiatives and help with community projects.”

Check out the full list of winners past and present

Launching again in November 2020 to find the Class of 2021

Isabella Mascarenhas talks BrightSparks

Our very own Isabella Mascarenhas, Vice President of Grass Roots explains why a programme like BrightSparks is so important.


BrightSparks Awards Day 2019

Watch highlights from the 2019 BrightSparks Awards Day, where we hear from some of our winners.

Steph McGovern hails the EW BrightSparks of 2019

A very real insight into engineering from Steph McGovern, our host for the BrightSparks Awards Day 2019.