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Block Kids is an annual award-winning national building competition sponsored by the NAWIC Greater Wichita, Kansas Chapter #120 typically held in February. It is open to all children in the first through sixth grades and is FREE but limited to the first 125 registrants. The competition introduces children to the construction industry in an effort to create awareness and promote career interest. The local winner will advance to the regional contest and a national champion will be selected from the regional competition.
Each child receives 100 plastic interlocking blocks, one small rock, 12″ of string, and an 18″ piece of aluminum foil to construct his/her project. In a 45-minute time period, the participants may build anything related to the construction industry, e.g., houses, buildings, bridges, roads, airports, cranes, and other types of construction equipment.
The children are interviewed individually by local industry volunteers, a/k/a “Building Inspectors,” who ask questions about their projects. Based on these conversations, participants judge on their designs, uses of material, and oral presentations.
We are also looking for sponsors for the event. Is your company interested in being in front of students, parents, and industry professionals? LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BLOCK KIDS SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES HERE.
Our Annual NAWIC Golf Tournament is held in the fall and typically held at Crestview Country Club, Wichita, KS. The Greater Wichita Chapter #120 has been offering scholarships for over 45 years totally over $300,000. The golf tournament raises money for construction, architectural, and engineering student scholarships attending Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, and The University of Kansas. We are always looking for supporters whether it be players or sponsors.
Download the Fillable PDF 2021 Golf Flyer to sign up for the 33rd Annual Tournament on August 30, 2021 at Crestview Country Club.