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NATIONAL YOUNG ENGINEER TROPHY
The Young Engineer of the Year competition is our featured event during our National Conference. It is awarded to the student judged to have achieved the best solution to the Leaving Certificate Engineering design brief. To reach the final, projects will have undergone rigorous scrutiny at local and regional level by judges ranging from Engineering Teachers, Professional Engineers, and other experts. A number of runner up prizes may be awarded at the the Associations' discretion.
JOHN MURPHY MEDAL
The John Murphy Memorial medal is awarded to the male student that achieve the highest grade in the subject of Engineering at Leaving Certificate. This person will have studied the program for two years. Completed design and manufacturing project spanning 5 months. Manufactured a fitting exercise in the form of the day practical exam, and sat a terminal examination.
ALAN BYRNE MEDAL
The Alan Byrne Memorial medal is awarded to the female student that achieve the highest grade in the subject of Engineering at Leaving Certificate. This person will have studied the program for two years. Completed design and manufacturing project spanning 5 months. Manufactured a fitting exercise in the form of the day practical exam, and sat a terminal examination.
Young Engineer Competition Entry
Competition Entry forms may be downloaded below. It is important the you read through the competition rules and accept the terms and conditions below.
Entry into the competitions of the E.T.T.A is reserved solely for members of the E.T.T.A
Local Area Competitions must be held prior to the ETTA Executive meeting on October 21st 2023.
There are no exceptions for late entries.
If the project work, as assembled and presented at said Executive Meeting, does not conform exactly with the size restrictions outlined in the SEC issued Brief, it will not be considered for the National Finals and will be returned immediately to the Area. (Marking Criteria for ETTA Project Competition Awards are separate to SEC Marking schemes).
Any project that is involved in an appeals process cannot be considered for entry into the competition. All projects entered for competitions must have the SEC stamp present and must have been graded as part of the official SEC grading process.
All project work must be submitted in a sealed rigid container, with only one project per container
(NO CARDBOARD BOXES - wooden or strong plastic boxes only, appropriately sealed).
A digital photo of the project securely attached on outside of the box. Two complete and accurate entry forms, one inside and one securely attached to outside of the box.
Neither the Conference Organising Committee or the National Executive of the association will accept responsibility for any project work that is not suitably packaged for safe transit.
A full, complete list of competition rules is linked at the bottom of this page.
The Competition Rules outlined above are essential to preserve the integrity of what is a very prestigious National Engineering Technology Association Awards Ceremony. We sincerely thank each Area for their diligent work in making the Awards Ceremony such a success every year. From experience of hosting the Awards Ceremony for many years, the ETTA have devised the system outlined above to ensure that each participating student and their submitted work are treated with the utmost fairness and integrity.
Engineering Technology Teachers Association
Competition Entry Form 2023
Competition Rules 2023