Edible Car Contest

Students race their edible car down a ramp.

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 four (minimum of two 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 will be awarded.

2020 Edible Car Contest winners announced

Texas Woman’s University hosted its 22nd annual Edible Car Contest Friday, Feb 21. The contest challenged Dallas-Fort Worth area grade school students to combine their creative ideas with principles of mathematics and physics.

Edible Car Contest

Date: Friday, February 21, 2020

Registration Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2020
Location: MCL Auditorium
Entrance Fee: $50 per team

Register today

Step 1: Register ***Edible Car Contest 2020 registration is now closed***
Step 2: Submit payment for the team registration fee ($50). Secure online credit card payment (recommended) is now available. If you would prefer to submit payment via check, please make the check out to Texas Woman's University and mail to:

Edible Car Contest Registration
P.O. Box 425437
Denton, TX, 76204-4254

Step 3: Print and sign TWU's photo release form for minors: PhotoRELEASEMinors.pdf. Each participant and that participant's parent/guardian must sign a release. Submit the signed release forms via scanned email attachment (recommended) to bgolleher@twu.edu. Teams may also fax their forms to 940-898-3351, or mail them to the address listed above.

Confirmation: Confirmation will be sent via email once all materials (steps 1-3) have been received by our office. Please allow 2-3 business days for processing. If you have not received a confirmation and would like to check on the status of your registration, please email Edible Car Contest Registration at bgolleher@twu.edu

All registration fees and forms must be received by February 17, 5:00 p.m. registration deadline.

Rules and procedures


  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.: Check-in (MCL 1st floor Lobby)
    • Participants may set up and make adjustments to their cars (MCL 7th floor).
  • 9:15 a.m.: Welcome Announcements (MCL Auditorium)
  • 9:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Judging, round 1 (MCL 5th floor classrooms) and round 2 (MCL Auditorium)
  • 11 a.m.: Light refreshments made available (MCL Lobby)
  • 12 - 12:30 p.m.: Judges calculate scores
  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.: Awards ceremony and closing remarks (MCL Auditorium)

Volunteers will be available to direct participants to rooms for judging. We encourage all sponsors and parents to be with team participants at all times.

Directions and parking

Street address

Multipurpose Classroom and Laboratory Building
TWU Denton Campus
1200 N Bell Ave
Denton, TX 76209


  • Our 3D campus map includes a tab for finding directions from any location to the MCL building.
  • Our printer-friendly campus map includes parking information. 


Brandie Golleher

Director of College Advising and Academic Initiatives
TWU College of Arts and Sciences

Page last updated 4:16 PM, February 24, 2020