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.

25th Annual Block Kids Competition

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019
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 2019 is not available yet. Please check back later this year.

Judges & Sponsors
If you’re interested in becoming a judge or sponsor for our annual competition, please contact for more information.

Important Notes
All children must be accompanied by an adult. No children will be admitted after 9 a.m.

2018 Block Kids Winner: Elena Davis, 4th Grade, Castle Hills Elementary School

Elena built a portable emergency shelter. She won first place overall for NAWIC Chapter #96 and her project will move on to compete at the regional level.