Submissions Sought for "Engineering For You" Video Contests

January 20, 2014

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To celebrate its 50-year anniversary, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is sponsoring a video contest with a $25,000 grand prize and other prizes.

To enter, contestants create a one- to two-minute video showing engineering contributions that serve human welfare and the needs of society occurring anywhere during the time period from 1964 to 2064.

CIT is hosting its own competition to support submissions to NAE's contest. CIT will award first ($500), second ($300), and third ($200) prizes. In addition, winners, if they wish, will have the opportunity to receive professional assistance in editing and producing their video for submission to the NAE official contest. Submissions to the CIT contest may also be featured on CIT's website and/or social media.

Submission Details

  • CIT Contest Deadline: Videos must be submitted to CIT by 5 p.m. on Monday, February 17, 2014.  
  • Submit your video by providing a link to it. Email the link, along with your name, class year, phone number, and email address to:
  • Submissions must meet all NAE contest rules (
  • The CIT contest is open to all CIT students as individuals or in teams. Interdisciplinary teams are also encouraged as long as at least one member of the team is a CIT student.
  • Submission to the CIT contest implies permission for CIT to use the video on its website and/or social media channels. (Videos will not be posted to CIT's website or social media until after the NAE announces its contest winners.)


As with the NAE contest, judging for the CIT contest will be based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity in the content selection and presentation
  • Anticipated breadth of public appeal and interest
  • Effectiveness in highlighting engineering contributions serving human welfare and the needs of society


Winners will be notified by February 28, 2014. Assistance in preparing video submission for the NAE contest (if desired) will occur in the month of March prior to the March 31, 2014 NAE contest deadline.