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2023 Stormwater Design Competition

Sponsored by Contech Engineered Solutions
Registration will close on September 30, 2023.

About the Challenge

Stormwater regulations are increasingly calling for greater levels of storage and treatment. In addition, land space in urban environments is increasingly becoming scarcer. This makes the job of civil engineers more complex, as they must meet local stormwater regulations within tight footprints while minimizing the cost to their clients. To accomplish this, many engineers incorporate manufactured treatment devices into their designs.

Contech’s Urban Stormwater Design Competition is a team competition designed to mimic a real-world engineering project by designing a stormwater management system using various Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) at a fictitious urban development to meet regulatory requirements. 

Who is Eligible?

Participants must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at an accredited college or university in the United States. Each team must include a minimum of two students and a maximum of 5 students. All team members must be from the same academic institution. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged. Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to civil engineering, landscape architecture, and environmental sciences, among others.

Awards Winning teams will earn a cash prize to be divided evenly among team members.

  • 1st Prize –  $5,000
  • 2nd Prize – $3,000
  • 3rd Prize –  $2,000

Download the Competition Brief

Read the official 2023 Stormwater Competition Brief to learn more about the challenge, design scenario, and competition deliverables.


All questions about the competition should be directed to [email protected].