Engineer It! 2021

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Saturday, April 10th, 2021

Registration is now closed.


We are pleased to announce that the 34th Annual Engineer It! Competition will be held in person with virtual options available at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. We are working diligently to ensure that this year’s event adheres to current health safety guidelines. With that goal in mind, changes in event format, judging procedures, and other areas will be required. Please click here to view our general safety guidelines.

Engineer It! is an annual engineering design competition jointly presented to students in grades 1st - 12th by the Florida Engineering Society & the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. $5,000 in cash and prizes awarded to winners in elementary, middle and high school categories! 

2021 in-person Competition Categories:

  • The perfect egg container to protect it from a 3-story drop (Drop It)
  • A thrilling roller coaster (Thrill It) - Virtual option will also be available
  • The ultimate water bottle rocket (Launch It)

Engineer It 2021! Recap and Awards Video

Please click here for the rules and regulations.

Please note important changes to this year’s competition schedule:

7:00 am - 8:30 am     Elementary Check-In

9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Elementary Competition

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm   Middle and High School Check-In

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm     Middle and High School Competition

Register as an individual or team at the bottom of this page.

Registration is $5 per participant and will automatically shut down when we hit 200 students, or on April 7th, whichever comes first. 

To register a school group, click here. Email the completed form to

Questions? Email or call (561) 832-2026. 

Other important details:

You may be photographed for Science Center media purposes throughout the competition. By registering to compete, you are giving photo consent. If you do not wish to be photographed, notify the staff members at the registration tent when you arrive.

PLEASE CARPOOL if you can as parking is limited.

Click here to download a FREE Bin Pass from Resource Depot, your 1-stop shop for all Engineer It project materials! 

The 2019 winner list can be found here and photos here

See if you can spot your 2018 project in this awesome video from the Palm Beach County School District's Education Network HERE.


If you are interested in sponsoring this event, email

If you are interested in being a vendor, email

Our volunteers play a crucial role in helping out on event day. If you are interested click here to apply.



View highlights from previous competitions:

Registration is now closed.

**Before you register** Please note that once your order goes through, your name is automatically added to our registration list and you do not need to do anything else. You should receive a confirmation email with your order number. Check-in at the registration tent when you arrive.