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2021-2022 SECME Guidelines

National Events

The 2021-2022 National Guidelines are now available! Please logon to your account with the SECME National Office to access them.

Essay Competition


  • Grades K-2 Vision Board Only
  • Grades 3-12 Essay and Vision Board
  • Only 1 student per essay/vision board and maximum 5 essays/vision boards per school
  • Entries submitted prior to Regional Competition (see Important Dates)


Mousetrap Car Competition



Poster Competition


  • Maximum of 1 poster per school submitted by an individual student or a team of up to 3 students (1st and 2nd place posters for each division to be submitted to National Competition)
  • Posters submitted prior to Regional Competition


Water Rocketry Competition


  • Must have 3 students per team and maximum 2 teams per elementary school or 3 teams per middle/high school
  • Patch Designs, Reports, and Powerpoints to be submitted prior to Regional Competition (see Important Dates)
  • Train the Trainer Presentation: Water Bottle Rocketry – A Beginner’s Guide
  • Watch the rocket launches from the 2020-2021 SECME Regional Competition here!

Local Events

Banner Competition



Bridge Competition



Codecraft Computer Programming Competition



Egg Drop Competition 



Energy Transfer Machine Competition



Glider Competition



Math Competition




*Guidelines page updated 12/10/21