Registration for Engineering Newcomer 2021

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Registration & information about the project

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Information about the contact person

Information about the educational institution

Conditions of participation  & data protection


In case you don't wish for your data to be published, although you still want to participate in the competition, we will of course find an individual solution. Just contact us at or by phone: +49 821 2 58 58 0 500

Conditions of participation*
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Data protection*

Please note: The sending of your upload information is done manually and may take place up to 48 hours after registration.

Conditions of participation

The Engineering Newcomer Challenge is a design competition oriented towards students and groups of students of a university, technical school or a technical college.

The organizer of the Engineering Newcomer Challenge is CADENAS GmbH, together with norelem, BAK FST and MDESIGN, hereinafter referred to as "organizers".

The conditions of participation will be agreed upon between the participants and the organizers.

The organizers reserve the right to change the conditions of participation without prior notice.

In general

Participation is free of charge and not dependent on any purchasing of services.

The Engineering Newcomer Challenge 2021 ends on 31 July 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Participation entries are photos or screenshots of one's own project or final paper, together with a brief description (project duration, tasks, components to be used, challenges, project result).

Participation can only take place if registered by 31 July 2021 and an upload link is provided for photos or screenshots of the project or final paper, together with a brief description (project duration, tasks, components used, challenges, project result).

Eligible to participate are students and groups of students.

Participation entries in the form of text, image or video data, along with the documents, must be submitted by 31 July 2021 via the upload link provided after registration.

New designs as well as those implemented in the past may be submitted.

Submissions by normal mail will not be considered.

Participation eligibility and admissible entries

Eligible to participate are natural persons as individuals or as a group who are enrolled at a state-recognised institution/university for one of the following subjects – machine building, engineering, electrotechnology or a similar course of study. Natural persons must be at least 18 years old to participate or participation takes place with the consent of a legal representative.

Employees of the organizers as well as everyone involed in the conception and implementation of the Engineering Newcomer Challenge are excluded from participation.

Admissible and desired is not only to make the participation entry available via the upload link, but, in addition, to upload on under the category Engineering Newcomer Challenge. As a potential winning entry, however, only those sent in via the upload link will be taken into consideration.

Only one entry in the competiton is admissible per participant or participating group. Several entries by a participant will not be accepted by the organizers nor by the jury when awarding the prize. Also not allowed is anything automated by robots or service providers.

The participant entry may not contain anything that violates the law or common decency. Therefore the entry shall not be threatening, insulting, abusing, racist, violent, defamatory, harassing, offensive, pornographic or harmful to youth.

The organizers reserve the right to exclude participant entries which violate any of the above criteria or to delete without giving reasons.

Evaluation, prizes and announcing the winners

Prizes and awards for participation entries are based on the following criteria:

  • Innovation/Creativity
  • Value in use, technological benefit, marketing opportunities
  • Use of standard/purchased parts, cost considerations, variability
  • Functionality and handling
  • Technological implementation

The first three places of the Engineering Newcomer Challenge will be awarded with attractive cash prizes for you and your education facility.

1st place wins 2,000 EUR.
2nd place wins 1,000 EUR.
3rd place wins 500 EUR.

The other places will receive no money or material assets. If the votes are identical, it's possible that two or more will hold the same place. In such a case, the prize money will be divided accordingly.

The winners of the Engineering Newcomer Challenge will be notified by e-mail or phone, using the data given at registration. In addition, an official award ceremony is expected to take place at the norelem trade fair stand at the Motek 2021 trade show in Stuttgart. In case of possible cancellation or postponement of the trade show, efforts will be made to find an alternative for the award ceremony.

The prizes are non-transferable. The winner shall accept any necessary changes to the win, contingent on others outside of sphere of factors of the organizers involved in the Engineering Newcomer Challenge.

The money will be transferred to a bank account specified by the winner within 6 weeks after the awarding of the Engineering Newcomer Challenge.

Image rights/publication

The participant shall ensure that the publication of his submitted texts, data, videos or images does not violate the rights of any third parties and, in particular, no brandnames or copyrights or personal rights. The participant ensures that he has all the rights to his entry; in particular copyrighted rights of use to guarantee the rights of the organizer as stipulated in these conditions of participation. If photos of identifiable persons are submitted, those persons must consent to having their photo published. The organizers can ask the paricipant to submit a declaration of consent from the person in the image.

The organizers have no auditing duty for the entries. The participant must ensure that all legal provisions, which must be complied with for the use of data, are fulfilled. The participant shall be exclusively liable when any rights are violated by use on the part of the organizer. The participant hereby releases the organizers of any liability for violations of right from his published entry.

The participants who win one of the first three places agree to the publishing of their submitted entries on the respective organizer's website, the naming of the winners and the photos of the award ceremony on the websites of the organizers.

With participation in the competition and the uploading of the participant entry, the participant or participating group declares his/their consent to the publication of the participant entry and the accompanying documentation (namely images, videos, descriptions and participant details) at

The participant or participating group shall grant the organizers unlimited and transferable rights of use regionally, temporally and contentually, in particular the right to process, duplicate and distribute the competition entry for marketing and training purposes. In case participants do not wish for their data to be published, and yet wish to take part in the competition, CADENAS GmbH can be contacted by phone or e-mail to look for an individual solution. E-Mail: or phone +49 821 2 58 58 0 500

Data protection

Service provider as per § 13 Telemedia Act (TMG) and responsible authority as per § 3 Abs.7 Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) is CADENAS GmbH, see our imprint. The registration data of the participants will be stored by CADENAS GmbH in the course of this competition. The registration data will not be passed on to any third parties. The participant is hereby instructed, in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act, that the organizer will store his complete address, phone number and e-mail address in machine-readable form and process electronically and publish the participant's name under his entry on the website If the participant should win and take part in the awards ceremony, his photo and name will be published with the winners on the websites of the organizers. All personal information of the participants will be stored on a secured server at Cadenas GmbH and processed only for purposes of the competition and will remained stored only for the period necessary for the competition and with regards to statutory storage obligations.

The personal data of the instructor or other group members, in the event of a participating group, requires their consent to be stated – the participant who registers for the Engineering Newcomer Challenge must ensure that such a consent is available and the data protection declaration has been taken note of. The personal data to be given by the instructor consists of name and e-mail for the purpose of contacting – in case the competition is won – and stored on a secured server and afterwards deleted immediately, at the latest after the prize has been awarded or the statutory storage obligations allow it.

The participants and the instructors have the right to request information, free of charge, about the personal data that is stored with the organizers. In addition, they have the right, within legal limits, to correct, block and delete their personal data. Requests for information or contradictions to data processing are to be made by e-mail to, in written form to the contact details in the imprint or directly to our data protection officer.

z.H. Datenschutzbeauftragter
Schernecker Str. 5
86167 Augsburg


  • Legal action is precluded
  • The laws of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply. Court of jurisdiction is Augsburg