Why participate?

The SOfE competition opens the world of engineering and focuses on communication, presentation and passion. If you feel up to the challenge go ahead and take the leap, it could be start of something amazing.

Here is what some of the 2020 participants had to say.

Charlotte McMain"I entered the competition through the encouragement of a colleague, but I was so shy and even through Round 1 my hands and voice were shaking. However, through each round of the competition I became more confident and, whilst still not completely in love with presenting, by the Global Final I was able to relax and enjoy myself - and for me that is the most amazing prize! As an avid promoter of Women in Engineering, I feel really proud to be able to inspire other girls to push themselves out of their comfort zone and show that they can be successful in Engineering too! I definitely encourage anyone to give SOfE a go and share your passion for engineering!”

Charlotte McMain, 2020 Global SOfE Winner

Tausiful said that if he could describe the SOfE journey in one word, it would be ‘overwhelming’.

Tausiful Islam“The most important takeaway from the entire competition is the immense learning opportunity that one gets and the room for personal growth in such an amazing talent pool. Never in my wildest dreams have I ever imagined myself representing my country let alone South Asia on such a grand stage. If you believe in something, do not stop trying no matter how many barriers you face. Limitations only exist if you let them.”

Tausiful Islam, 2020 Global SOfE Runner Up

Details on how to participate in a competition can be found here.

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