Block Kids

The Block-Kids Building Program is a national competition that is sponsored on the local level by NAWIC chapters. The annual award winning program introduces children to the construction industry in an effort to create an awareness and to promote an interest in future careers in one of the many facets of the industry. The competition involves building a structure that a construction company would build, using interlocking blocks and three of the following additional items: a small rock, string, foil, and poster board. Local winners advance to Regional competition, and one semi-finalist from each region is entered in the National Program competition.

Block Kids is returning October 2022! 

Get Involved - Block Kids 2022 


  • ¼ Page (Business Card) …… $25.00

  • ½ Page ………………………………… $50.00

  • Full Page ……………………………. $100.00

  • (Deadline for ads is September 24th

Donate Supplies

There’s 300 children who participate in the Columbus Block Kids Event and they are each given a “gift bag” to take home. We welcome any promotional items your company is willing to donate (i.e. stickers, note pads, gift bags, pens, etc.). The children also love candy, pencils, markers, stress balls and crayons. Large gifts are given to winners which consist of gift cards, shirts, hats, etc.


Be a judge for the event, or help us prepare by counting blocks, assembling goodie bags, and setting up the space at the school. More info on dates and locations on the next page

  • Wednesday, August 24th, 5:30-7 Block Counting 

  • Wednesday, September 28th, 5:30-7 Goodie Bag Assembly

  • Tuesday, October 25th, 5:30-7 Set up at School

  • Wednesday, October 26th, Judge Competition**

** We are waiting on confirmation from the school if we will be doing 1 or 2 sessions. If we have 2 sessions, the judging commitment would be 8am-11:30am or 12pm-2:30pm. You are welcome to help judge both sessions!

Block Kids in Action

Participants are given one hour to build a structure of their choice with the following:

Projects are judged by veterans of the construction industry for creativity, imagination, design, use of materials, enthusiasm and attention to detail. This competition helps youngstersrealize that building is an adventure and requires people in many functions to make it all happen.


The winning structures are entered in a regional and national competition.

  • Interlocking Blocks

  • Piece of String

  • Piece of Foil

  • Sheet of Poster Board


2019 Block Kids


2018 Block Kids