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Edible Car Contest Rules

  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 3, 2017.
  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 7, 2017. No substitutions or changes will be allowed after February 7th.

Registration Deadlines

  • Follow Steps 1, 2, and 3 on the Edible Car Contest Homepage.
  • All forms and payments must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 3, 2017. You will receive a confirmation e-mail once all items have been received and processed. If you have questions about registration or have not received an email confirmation within 2 business days, please contact Tawnda Maxwell at Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • All "car" entries must be submitted by team members for judging between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017, in the Hubbard Hall Banquet. Check-in will be in the main East Entrance of Hubbard Hall.

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