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What is the National Engineering

Competition for Girls?

The competition invites girls to solve the major challenges of the 21st century, showing how engineering makes a difference to people and the planet! Entering the competition is an opportunity to get creative, get thinking and most of all – have fun!

The competition is FREE to enter and offers girls the chance to win £500 for themselves and £500 for their school.



We want competition entrants to create a project that tells us how engineers can solve the challenges of the 21st century.

This could be an original solution designed from scratch, or a project telling us what engineers are currently doing to solve the challenge. This could be an issue in the local area, or something on a global scale!

The purpose of the Talent 2030 competition is to address the gender imbalance in science education and the professional engineering workforce in the UK. Currently only 10.6% of chartered engineers in the UK are women.

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The Big Bang Fair 2019

All shortlisted finalists are invited to display their projects at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, 16th March 2019

Big Bang Fair 2018

On 17th March 2018, Talent 2030 took the shortlisted finalists (around 80 girls!) to the Big Bang Fair at the NEC in Birmingham. The girls had the opportunity to showcase their competition projects to the visitors of the fair, with Paula Brunt from PepsiCo judging the entries for the best project display and explanation prize on the day. A fantastic day!


Thank you to Rolls-Royce, PepsiCo and Centrica for sponsoring the Talent 2030 Campaign.

Rolls-Royce is committed to encouraging girls and women to pursue careers in STEM which is why we are proud to sponsor the Talent 2030 National Engineering Competition for Girls.

Education Outreach Manager

It’s been inspiring for us to support Talent 2030, which provides a fantastic opportunity to engage female students with STEM. It’s great to see them engage with engineering in such a practical way; by tackling a 21st century challenge. We hope the competition is the first step for young women on a journey to challenging and rewarding STEM careers.

Assistant Engineer and Talent 2030 Judge

We are committed to challenging the traditional bias that engineering is a masculine career, and therefore we welcome the opportunity to work with the National Centre to sponsor this competition.

Head of Talent and Executive Development

Talent 2030 is powered by the National Centre for Universities and Business

Talent 2030 is proud to support the Year of Engineering

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