Block Kids

Our chapter hosts a free program for students in grades 1-6 to learn about the construction industry. They are given building blocks, string, cardboard, a rock, and foil and work individually to build something construction-related. Once they are finished, students discuss their project with judges who are local construction business leaders. Prizes are awarded to winners in each grade, along with an overall winner who can compete in the regional Block Kids competition.

Registration will open early next year.

26th Annual Competition Details
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
When: 9 a.m.
Where: Hodgson Vo-Tech, 2575 Glasgow Avenue, Newark, DE

How to Participate
Flyers are distributed to all elementary students in the Appoquinimink and Colonial School Districts, however, any Delaware student in grades 1-6 are welcome.

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

2019 Block Kids Winner: Noah Weston, 4th Grade, Cedar Lane Elementary

Noah built a flying solar-powered aircraft that cleans polluted air. He also constructed a solar-powered storage shed to house the aircraft. He won first place overall for NAWIC Chapter #96. His project also won first place at the regional competition, beating out more than 300 other students. He then won first place at the national level, receiving the top honor out of more than 3,000 submissions from chapters across the country.