OurEcho Challenge - UK Team Entry Form

The entry submission deadline for the OurEcho Challenge is 23:59 GMT on March 3, 2023.

The OurEcho Challenge is a STEM competition that empowers students to take a closer look at biodiversity in their communities. Students will first identify threats to local ecosystems and then propose solutions to help preserve, protect, or repair those natural resources.

Students (Years 6-10) are encouraged to work in teams of 1-3. Given the age of students, an adult mentor (21+) MUST submit each entry online on behalf of the teams they are mentoring. Mentors can be traditional educators, parents, homeschool instructors, and/or adult facilitators of more informal learning environments. The OurEcho Challenge is offered only within the United Kingdom.

THE TEAM MENTOR MUST SUBMIT THE ENTRY ON BEHALF OF THE TEAM. ALL COMPLETED TEAM MEMBER PERMISSION FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE ENTRY.

The following entry form must be completed in a single session and partially completed entry forms cannot be saved for later. It is recommended that mentors review the entry form and all materials first, then gather the applicable Team’s entry materials on their computer prior to the session to complete and submit the entry form. A paper and electronic version of the entry form can be found here. All student team members will require a permission form signed by their legal guardian to be uploaded with their entry. In order to ensure that teams are meeting the basic requirements for a qualifying entry, we encourage mentors to use the Project Planning Worksheet, Challenge Checklist & Winning Tips and review the Terms & Conditions prior to hitting "submit."

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MARCH 3, 2023, 23:59 GMT.

10 finalist teams will be chosen and notified in late March 2023.

Please note that EarthEcho International reserves the right in its sole discretion to further modify the timing of the OurEcho Challenge and/or the format/timing of the Finalist Event. If such changes are deemed prudent, the new timing and/or format will be noted in the Terms & Conditions and on this website.

Questions? Please direct any questions to ourechochallenge@earthecho.org or 202-350-3190.

Please confirm students are in Years 6-10 (or equivalent age) *

If your team is selected as a finalist, you understand that all team members, including mentors, must virtually attend the following sessions: 
 March 29, 2023, 18:00 BST: Finalist Announcement Meeting
 May 23-24, 2023, Times TBD: Finalist Q & A with Expert Judges
  May 25, 2023, 18:00 BST: OurEcho Challenge Final Event Livestream, Winning Teams Announced

Describe your idea for a solution to this issue/problem.* (500 words or less)
Winning Tip: Don't forget to follow the Scientific Method or Engineering Design Process as you develop your solution.
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