Block Kids Competition

We sponsor a FREE program for elementary school children (1st-6th grade) to learn about the construction industry. The students use 100 lego-like building blocks, string, cardboard, one rock, and foil to build something related to the construction industry (no people or animals). All materials are provided. The children also work independently in each grade group. After the projects are built, they discuss their project with judges, who are local construction business people, owners, and architects.

There are winners for each grade and overall winners. The first place overall winner also goes on to compete in the regional Block Kids Competition.

24th Annual Block Kids Competition
Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Where: Hodgson Vo-Tech, 2575 Glasgow Avenue, Newark, DE
Time: 9 a.m.-Noon (Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. and building starts promptly at 9 a.m.)

How to Participate
Online registration for 2018 hasn’t begun. Once you register your child for the competition, please allow 24-48 hours for registration confirmation which will also include important information concerning rules and requirements for the date of participation.

If you’re interested in becoming a judge for our annual competition, please contact¬† for more information.

Important Notes
You will receive additional details upon completion of the registration form. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No children will be admitted after 9 a.m.

2017 Block Kids Winner: Drew Smalling, 5th Grade, Cedar Lane Elementary School

Drew built a road paver that would chew up asphalt, melt it, then repave and repair roads. He wants to be an engineer when he grows up. Drew also won first place in the regional competition and third place in the national competition.