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Start your engines: the 19th Annual Edible Car Contest will take place Friday, February 10th 2017!

The Edible Car Contest challenges DFW area students in grades 6-12 to combine their creative ideas with the principles of mathematics and physics. Students in teams of 4 (minimum of 2 female participants per team) build small cars entirely out of edible materials to be judged in several categories, including ingenuity, mobility and design. The teams then compete against each other for the fastest race times by rolling their cars down an inclined race track. Cash prizes totaling $600 are awarded.

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Registration opens Friday, December 9, 2016. All applications must be received by February 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Rules, Deadlines & Judging Criteria


  • The 2017 Edible Car Contest will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 10th.

    8:30–10:00 a.m.: Check-In and Welcome Announcements
    11:00 a.m.: Refreshments served
    12:00-12:30 p.m.: Final Judging
    12:30-1:30 p.m.: Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks
  • Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 10:00 a.m. All teams MUST be checked in by the 10:00 a.m. deadline. We strongly recommend arriving early.
  • After check-in, students will have time to assemble or make adjustments to their cars at their team table before lining up for judging.
  • Please note: although some refreshments will be provided, we recommend that students bring a sack lunch. Most on-campus restaurants will close by 1:30 p.m. on Friday. List of family-friendly restaurants near TWU (.pdf file)



Anna Ryan, Project Coordinator or 940.898.3325

Awards & Past Winners

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