there a fee for entering the contest?
this contest be offered every year?
||We hope so. Our ability to run the contest depends entirely on our funding situation, which remains uncertain.
is this contest funded?
West Point Bridge Design Contest is supported by a combination of private
donations and funding from the Army Educational Outreach Program. Many thanks to our sponsors
for their generous support.
does the contest not have separate prize categories for students
of different grades or ages?
separate prize categories for different grades or ages might
seem like a simple thing to do; but, in practice, it would
tremendously complicate the web-based registration and judging
system we use to run the contest. It would create many complex
issues with verification of eligibility and composition of
teams. And it would cost a lot. Thus offering age categories
is simply not feasible, given the limited resources we have
available to run this contest.
||Why are only the top two teams from each school shown on the Scoreboard?
In the past, it has been common for large numbers of teams from a single school to enter the contest with nearly identical designs. This practice tends to monopolize the Scoreboard, preventing other competitors from seeing how they stand in the Contest. This year, only the top two teams from any given school will be invited to participate in the Semi-Final Round. Thus, only the top two teams from any given school are listed on the Scoreboard.
can I help publicize the contest?
Publicity page, you will find
a one-page flyer and a short article describing the West Point
Bridge Design Contest. Both documents are in Adobe Acrobat
.pdf format. You may download these documents, make copies
of them, and distribute them to others who might be interested
in the contest.