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How do I submit a design?

Before you can submit a design, you must register for the contest. Once you are registered, hit the Register & Log In menu item and log in using your Team Name and password. On your Team Home Page, you will find … Continue reading

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Which versions of the Bridge Designer software can I use to enter the contest?

The only version of the software you can use to enter the 2016 national contest is the Bridge Designer 2016.

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What are the scholarships?

Each scholarship awarded in the Engineering Encounters Bridge Design Contest will be presented in the form of a check to the parent or guardian of the winner. The money may be used to pay for costs associated with attendance at … Continue reading

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What are the prizes?

Prizes for the current contest are specified at http://bridgecontest.org/about/prizes/.

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Who can win?

To win prizes in the Engineering Encounters Bridge Design Contest, you must: Be an eligible contestant. Advance to the Final Round of the contest, without violating any of the rules. Successfully complete at least one valid bridge design in the … Continue reading

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May I compete as a member of two different teams?

No. You may compete as a member of only one team. For more details, please see the Official Rules.

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I registered for the contest as a member of a two-person team. Now my teammate wants to quit (or join another team), but I want to continue in the contest. What should I do?

You will need to register a new one-person team. And if your old team is currently in the top 50 teams in the Qualifying Round, you must send us an e-mail message informing us of the change, so we can … Continue reading

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What are the registration procedures for US citizens attending Department of Defense schools overseas?

On the first page of the on-line registration process, select the option: “I am a US citizen, age 13 through grade 12 (or equivalent), currently attending a school outside the US” From the adjacent drop-down list, select your US state … Continue reading

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Not all of the students in my class have e-mail addresses. Can several teams register using a single school e-mail address?

Yes. We ask, however, that the person who monitors this e-mail account be willing to forward contest-related messages to the teams that registered with the school e-mail address. We will only send out e-mail in circumstances that demand the immediate … Continue reading

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How do I register for the contest?

Click here for the registration page, then click the “Start the Registration Wizard” button. On the next three screens, provide your team name and certify your eligibility status. Then provide the requested contact information for both team members and click … Continue reading

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I registered for the contest as a one-person team, but now I would like to work with a friend. Can I add a second person to my current team?

No. Once a team’s name and members are entered into our database, this information cannot be changed. You will need to register again and create a new team name. But you may not do this if your are currently ranked … Continue reading

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Do I need to be endorsed or sponsored by my school to enter the contest?

No. You do not need to be endorsed or sponsored by your school. However, as part of the contest registration, you must provide the name and location of your school, so we can verify that you are actually a student … Continue reading

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I am not a U.S. citizen, but I am currently attending a US school. Am I eligible to compete for prizes?

Yes! Any student who is currently attending a US school in grades 6-12 is eligible.

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Why is only the top team from each school shown on the Scoreboard?

In the past, it has been common for large numbers of teams from a single school to enter the contest with nearly identical designs. This practice tends to monopolize the Scoreboard, preventing other competitors from seeing how they stand in … Continue reading

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How is this contest funded?

The Engineering Encounters Bridge Design Contest is supported entirely by donations from corporations, organizations, and individuals. Many thanks to all of our sponsors for their generous support.

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Will this contest be offered every year?

There are no guarantees. Our ability to run the contest depends entirely on our funding. If you’d like to help us ensure that the contest is available for future generations, please consider a donation in support of the project.

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Is there a fee for entering the contest?

No.

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