Entrants in the 14 to 18 age group need to write a 500-word essay answering either ‘How will engineering and technology change the way we live in the next 125 years?’ or ‘What do you think was Robert Bosch’s greatest engineering achievement in his lifetime and why?’
And in the 19 to 24 age group, a 750-word essay is required from entrants answering either ‘What role can engineers play to ensure a greener world in the next 125 years? or ‘What do you think was Robert Bosch’s greatest engineering achievement in his lifetime and why?’
Cash prizes of up to £1,000 are available for first, second and highly commended places along with work experience placements at one of the Bosch UK sites for the age group winners – a new prize introduced for the award in 2011. This year, entrants are being encouraged to follow the award using social media, including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube – where entrants can upload a 125-second video talking about what interests them about technology and engineering. The best ones will feature on the website.
To help people find out everything they need to know about the competition, and to provide information on Robert Bosch and the company’s 125th anniversary, Bosch has developed a comprehensive website with four dedicated areas for the 14 to 18 age group, the 19 to 24 age group, teachers and the press. A whole host of useful resources are available on the website including tips on writing a winning essay, detailed judging criteria and links to engineering and technological institutions to help with research.
The competition is run in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering, an institute that brings together the country’s most eminent engineers from all disciplines to promote excellence in the science, art and practice of engineering.
The closing date for entries is 18th March 2011. Full information on the competition along with terms and conditions can be seen at www.bosch.co.uk/technologyhorizons