The K’NEXpert Search challenges young builders to design & submit a creative, original model made entirely from K’NEX parts and are judged on creativity, uniqueness and detail.
For the first time since its launch in 2001, the contest will have 4 grand-prize winners from four different age groups. Age groups include: 5-6 years old; 7-8 years old; 9-11 years old; and 12-14 years old (a new category this year). The four imaginative children who win will each receive a prize package valued at $3,650. Wow!!!
What’s in the prize pack? This year, grand prize winners will receive the coolest K’NEXpert prize package yet: $2,500, an iPad Mini™, a $250 gift card to Toys “R” Us®, and a $500 K’NEX credit code good toward a shopping spree at knex.com. An additional eight finalists will each receive a $250 K’NEX credit code good towards a shopping spree at knex.com, a $100 Toys “R” Us gift card and a K’NEX t-shirt. Check out this video that highlights last year’s K’NEXperts!
The K’NEXpert Search runs through August 23, 2013, with winners announced in October. Children can enter using the online entry form found on the K’NEX website. Submissions must include 3 photos of the creation, and a one-minute video or one-page summary describing how the child came up with the idea, how long the design took to build and how many K’NEX pieces were used. For more information, view the official rules here.
What an amazing opportunity for your child to show off their creativity skills! Let me know if your child enters the contest!
Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I did not receive compensation for this post. I am a 2013 K’NEX Ambassador.
Sarah Kostusiak (@play2learnsarah) says
This sounds like fun! I’ll have to check it out!
md kennedy says
OMG – my nephew loves KNex so I will have to tell my brother to get him in this! Even if he doesn’t win, it would be a great experience.