Program Length: Depends on the contest

Location: submissions are remote

Admissions Requirement: 
Depends on the contest:

Machine Contest: All ages
Minecraft Challenge: Grades 3-12
Cartoon Contest: 2 categories, 16 and under 17 and over

Admissions Deadline: 
Machine Contest: Late March
Minecraft Challenge: Early to Mid March
Cartoon Contest: Late April

Highlight: Are you interested in engineering and being creative? Well then we have the perfect competitions for you! The Rube Goldberg Contests are based on the work of Rube Goldberg who is an American cartoonist, author, and engineer. He was best known for his popular cartoons depicting complicated gadgets performing simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways. This contest offers three different competitions for individuals to showcase their creativity and engineering skills: the Machine Contest, the Minecraft Challenge, and the Cartoon Contest. These creative engineering contests vary in age requirements and grade levels, with the Machine Contest being open to all ages and the Minecraft Challenge being open to grades 3-12. The Cartoon Contest has two categories, 16 and under and 17 and over. You can apply to these creative engineering contests here for the Machine contest and here for the Cartoon contest. The application deadlines for these creative engineering contests vary but they are around early to late March and April. Note that submissions for these creative engineering contests are all remote and online all you need to do is upload images/links to your projects into your application. Winners of these creative engineering contests can receive Amazon gift cards, certificates, and are showcased on social media. If you have any questions about these creative engineering contests check out the designating FAQ page for each contest: Machine Contest, the Minecraft Challenge, and the Cartoon Contest. If you still have further concerns feel free to contact them at this email So why are you wasting time? These creative engineering contests are free to participate in and are a truly relatable- every-day-life way to make engineering fun for children of all ages so if I were you I would open up this year’s challenge and start the ball rolling…or dropping…or…!

Cost: free! 

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