At EDiS Company, we are an accumulation of people who have dedicated themselves to building excellence. Building buildings, building community, and building legacy. The people of EDiS are our “special sauce,” and they come from all different backgrounds and ancestry. We’re looking to be inspired by the young builders of the future, and asking them to share the joy of construction with our communities. Black History Month provides the perfect opportunity to showcase the incredible potential of a diverse workforce. See the official announcement poster by clicking here: Essay-Competition 2022.
Check out the winners of the first annual Sharing the Joys of Construction Essay Competition:
Students choose one from the following four prompts. Essays should be 500-1,000 words but can go over. If these four prompts don’t motivate you, please feel free to come up with your own prompt for inspiration and innovation.
Identify an African American trades person that has influenced your life.
How have they passed on the joy of construction to you?
Identify an African American owned construction company and tell us about their success.
Tell us about the history of African American contributions to the built environment.
This applies to any era in American history.
Tell us about a famous (or not so famous) African American architect, engineer, or designer
past or present that has contributed to the built environment.
Prize money will be awarded to the most inspirational essays:
FIRST PLACE: $700
SECOND PLACE: $500
THIRD PLACE: $300
The essay submission deadline is February 21, 2022. Winners will be notified no later than February 28, 2022.
Please send any questions you might have via email to firstname.lastname@example.org