Scottish Engineering, the University of Strathclyde, and Primary Engineer Programmes are working together to ignite the creative engineer in our pupils and help them engineer solutions to the problems that affect them and others.

This is a free competition open to all schools where pupils are invited to interview engineers about their creative engineering problem solving and then respond to the question: If you were an engineer in Scotland, what would you do?

  • Pupils devise, illustrate and annotate their solutions and include a ‘Pitch Letter’ to engineers explaining why they should build their invention…and, you never know, they just might! See below.
  • All entries gain a certificate
  • All schools will have entries put on public display
  • From all the entries two pupils per year group will be chosen by a panel of distinguished judges to receive awards and be invited to a grand Award Ceremony to collect them.
  • Grand Final held in the Barony Hall in June 2017

Schools can register for the Scottish Engineering Leaders Award 2016-2017 here

 SELA Flyer 2017 (642.14 kB)

 How SELA Works (1.25 MB)



Scottish Engineering

University of Strathclyde

Primary Engineer