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Edible Car Rules 2015

  1. Each team must consist of 4 students; at least 2 team members must be female. University teams must have at least 2 Texas Woman’s University (TWU) students.
  2. Cars must be built using only materials edible by humans (materials that cause no harm to humans). Teams may bring "cars" already assembled or assemble minor parts upon arrival.
  3. Submitted edible cars must "look like" a car and must not exceed the following dimensions:
    • 4 inches wide (including wheels and hub caps)
    • 4 inches tall (including windshield, car roof, people, etc)
    • • 12 inches long (including front and rear bumpers and any other extensions)
  4. Cars must operate on 3 - 4 rotating "wheels" and roll successfully down a ramp that is 8 to 10 feet in length, inclined at approximately 20 degrees and is approximately 7.5 inches wide (must be able to survive 3 runs down the ramp, if necessary).
  5. To be eligible for a prize, an entry must roll down the ramp on “wheels.”
  6. Each team is required to submit an itemized list of all materials used in the car, along with their estimated costs (total estimate less than $15; receipts not necessary); present to Round 1 Judges.
  7. Each team is required to submit a statement of the theme or purpose for the car design; present to Round 1 judges.
  8. Each student may be on only one team.
  9. Each team may submit only one car.
  10. All team members are encouraged to attend the event but at least THREE team members are required to be present during the event and to claim any prize winnings.
  11. Registration forms and application fees are due by 5:00 pm, February 5, 2016.
  12. It is the team’s responsibility to confirm receipt of application and fee.
  13. To change team members on a registration form for any purpose, a team must contact the Edible Car Contest Project Coordinator and submit a modified application by 12:00pm on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. No substitutions or changes will be allowed after the February 9th deadline.

Application Deadline & Payment Information

  • All applications and payments must be received complete by 5:00 pm, Friday, February 5, 2016. To be considered complete, applications must contain a release form for each team member and the team entry fee of $32. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • Please submit check, cashier’s check, money order, or cash as payment to the following address (checks payable to Texas Woman's University):
  • TWU Edible Car Contest
    PO Box 425437
    Denton, TX 76204
  • Please contact Project Coordinator Anna Ryan at or 940-898-3325 with any questions.
  • Online Payment will be available December 2015.

Entry Submission Deadline

  • All "car" entries must be submitted by team members for judging between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 12, 2016, in the Hubbard Hall Banquet.  Check-in will be in the main East Entrance of Hubbard Hall.
  • If your school requires a W-9, please fax to 940-898-3519.  

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page last updated 11/23/2015 1:30 PM