30 In-school Activities
The EPro8 Challenge is an engineering and problem solving competition. Every year over 10,000 students from 800 schools from throughout New Zealand take part.
Teams compete to:
- build large sized structures
- solve practical problems
- engineer using pulleys, motors, gears, wheels and axles
- invent simple machines
- undertake fun experiments
- construct electronic circuits
- solve practical maths problems
Competitions are held throughout New Zealand.
The first round of the competition will follow one of two formats:
- Event Format
- In-School Challenge Format
For both formats the teams are competing to qualify for the regional semifinals and grand final events.
In School Challenge Format
Teams will be set a challenge to undertake in their own school. They will use their school's own EPro8 School Equipment to complete the challenge in their own time.
They will then submit a video showing their solution and how it works.
Teams will be competiting against other teams and schools from their town or area for the right to represent their town or area in the regional EPro8 Challenge finals series.
Regional Semi-Finals and Grand Finals
The finals all follow the event format.
Twelve teams coming together and competing in a fun environment for the title of the regions EPro8 Challenge Champion
Twelve teams are each based at a workstation containing an impressive assortment of easy to use parts and equipment.
Teams are given a booklet containing four challenges. The challenges are of an entertaining physical nature.
Teams will choose which challenges they wish to undertake. Harder challenges are worth more points. There is not enough time to finish all the challenges. Strategy is required to know which ones to go for.
When teams have completed a challenge they push the "Big Red Button". They will be judged and the points will be added to the live leaderboard.
The event format is only available for secondary school events or where we have a sponsor supporting the event.