The Gazette launches Young Engineers 2017

The Gazette is delighted to announce the Young Engineers 2017 Competition, sponsored by Centrica and Cuadrilla Resources, and run in association with Blackpool and The Fylde College.

There is a fantastic prize fund of £12,000 up for grabs to improve STEM facilities within schools and foster the engineers of the future.

Young Engineers 2017

There are two elements to the 2017 campaign:

STEM Champions of the Year

This will take place at the Advanced Technology Centre, Blackpool and The Fylde College Bispham Campus, on Friday January 20th 2017. Schools are asked to nominate two representatives (from any year group) to showcase STEM within their school and convince the judges their school is the best. This could be a STEM club or simply the various kinds of STEM activities the school undertakes. The winning STEM Champions will win £1,000 for their school with two runners up picking up £500 each.

Young Engineers STEM Skills Challenge

Young Engineers 2017

Schools are asked to nominate a team of four students from Year 9 and/or 10 to represent their school in the challenge qualifiers, which will take place on Friday February 3rd 2017 in the Advanced Technology Centre at Blackpool and The Fylde College Bispham Campus. The most successful teams will then be invited to take part in the final on Friday February 24th at the same venue when one school will win the £10,000 prize.

To register your school’s participation, please call The Gazette promotions team on 01253 361709 or email

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