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Engineers Week Video Contest

Colorful image and illustrations of computer screens, silhouettes of people, Woodburn Hall and an idea bulb with the title of Engineers Week 2021, Imagining Tomorrow.


Engineers Week is an annual event that celebrates professionals in all fields of engineering and computing and will take place February 21-27.

This year Engineers Week calls for an opportunity to recognize advancements in engineering and the endless possibilities it gives us for tomorrow. This week, let’s reflect on the groundbreaking developments engineers have had a hand in — from electricity to air and space travel, to computers and automobiles, modern day communication methods and so much more.

This year's video contest challenges you to answer the question ...

"Without imagination and creativity, we would not be where we are today. What do you dare to imagine for tomorrow?"


Create and submit a 30-60 second video that explains how you imagine engineering for tomorrow. Submission deadline has been extended to February 19, 2021 at noon. The winning videos will be used in student recruitment and K-12 outreach, so keep it respectful, Mountaineers!

Submissions may utilize all production techniques and genres (e.g., animation, documentary, drama, experimental or artist video, and hybrid work) at the discretion of the contestant. The video should be formatted to a 1920x1080 horizontal frame. TikTok and licensed videos, images, music are not accepted. If interested, there are free video editing apps that may help if needed: iMovie (for iPhone/iPad/Macbook), Splice or Videorama (iOS), Majisto (iOS/Android), FilmoraGo, VivaVideo or Quick Video Editor (Android).

Prizes may not be awarded if an insufficient number entries meeting the entry/submission requirements are received.

Withdraw Entry - If at any time a participant wishes to withdraw their submission, please email by Friday, February 19 at noon.


The competition is open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students in the Statler College. Persons considered recruitable student-athletes may not be eligible to win prizes due to NCAA regulations.


  1. Fill out the online submission form
  2. Enter your name, email, phone number and major.
  3. Upload your video.
  4. AGREE to the Rules and Conditions and submit.
Submission deadline has been extended to February 19, 2021 at noon EST.


1st place - $1,500 scholarship

2nd place - $1,000 scholarship

3rd place - $500 scholarship

Once the videos are submitted the Engineers Week Committee will select the top three videos. Entries will be judged on creativity, breadth of content and effectiveness in highlighting the work of engineers in our daily lives.


No purchase necessary to enter or win. The West Virginia University Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources "2021 Engineers Week Video Contest" begins at 11 a.m. on January 29, 2021 and officially ends on February 19, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. By participating in the Contest, the Participant acknowledges that he or she has read and understands the Contest’s Official Rules and Conditions and fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by them.

Eligible Participants: Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students in the WVU Statler College. Persons considered recruitable student-athletes may not be eligible to win prizes due to NCAA regulations.

How to Enter: Fill out the online submission form by extended date of February 19, 2021.

Judging Criteria: Entries will be judged on creativity, breadth of content and effectiveness in highlighting the work of engineers in our daily lives.

Prizes: 1st place $1,500 scholarship, 2nd place $1,000 scholarship and 3rd place $500 scholarship.

Participants warrant that their film contains their own original work and that they are the sole and exclusive owners and rights holders of the submitted film and possess the right to submit the film into the contest and grant all required licenses. Each participant agrees not to submit any film that: (a) infringes any third party proprietary rights, intellectual property rights, industrial property rights, personal or moral rights or any other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, trade names, industrial designs, patent, trade secret, privacy, publicity or confidentiality obligations; or (b) otherwise violates applicable state, federal, or local law.

To the maximum extent permitted by law, participant agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless West Virginia University Board of Governors on behalf of West Virginia University from and against any and all claims, actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees) arising out of or accruing from: (i) any film or other material uploaded or otherwise provided by participant that infringes any intellectual property rights of any person, or defames any person or violates their rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) any misrepresentation made by participant in connection with the Contest; and (iii) claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties to these Official Rules and Conditions arising from or related to participant's involvement with the contest.

By entering the contest, participants (a) agree that the decisions of the judges shall be final in all respects; (b) consent to the use of their names and likenesses, photographs and/or audio-visual materials provided by the participant, including the final video, for any purpose and grants West Virginia University and its authorized agents, licensees, assigns and designated partners the rights to reprint, display, reproduce, edit, perform and exhibit the entry without limitation, including for student recruitment and communications purposes, and without compensation to participant or any other party, except where prohibited by law; (c) and agree that entries shall be in keeping with West Virginia University's mission as an educational institution and shall not contain obscene imagery or audio, violence, nudity, illegal activity, defamatory content, unauthorized trademarks or copyrighted or confidential material. Films containing such content will be disqualified from the Contest. All films are subject to West Virginia University's Student Code of Conduct as found here:

Contest and participation are void where prohibited by law. Winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes. WVU reserves the right to modify, substitute and/or terminate any prizes or the manner in which they are distributed. WVU reserves the right to alter these rules and disqualify any entry if it is believed that participant has violated these rules.

Winners will be notified in via email before February 23, 2021.