Playzeum Pumpkin Drop Contest

 Information and Rules

Design Goal

The goal of the pumpkin drop contest is to design an enclosure or apparatus to protect a pumpkin from damage when dropped 30 feet. Entry is free.

 

Entry Categories 

  1. Elementary K-4th (age 5 to 10) groups including school classrooms, 4-H groups, girl and boy scout troops, church youth groups, homeschool groups and others. 

 

  1. JR High 5th-8th (age 11 to 13) groups including school classrooms, 4-H groups, girl and boy scout troops, school clubs, church youth groups, home school groups and others. 

 

  1. High School 9th-12th (age 14 to 18) groups including school classrooms, 4-H groups, girl and boy scout troops, school clubs, church youth groups, homeschool groups and others.

 

How to win

There are three ways to win. 

  1. Collect the most votes! At the day of the event tickets can be purchased to cast votes for the best enclosure design by community members, friend and family members. The one with the most votes wins.

  2. Survived the drop! From each age category, there will be three winners (first, second and third place). This will be based on a group of pumpkin inspectors looking for the pumpkins with the less damage and/or cracks. 

 

What do you win

Prizes will include but are not limited to a free field trip to the Playzeum for up to 25 students, pizza or ice cream party for your group, and gift certificates. 

 When to drop off

 

Bring your pumpkin ready to be drop on Friday, Nov 2nd between 12:30pm to 4:30pm or Saturday, Nov 3rd between 9:30am to 1:00pm. All entries must be received by 2pm on November 3, 2018.