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

The Edible Car Contest is an exciting event that challenges DFW area students in grades 6-12 to combine their creative ideas with 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 categories such as ingenuity, mobility, and design. The teams will then compete against each other for the fastest race times by rolling the cars down an inclined race track. Cash prizes totaling $600 will be awarded.

Thank You to our Edible Car Contest 2016 Sponsors:

Texas Motor Speedway
Mellow Mushroom of Denton
The Louise Mitchell Foundation

TWU Marketing and Communication
TWU Intercultural Services
TWU Admissions
TWU College of Arts & Sciences
TWU Department of Math & Computer Science
And many, many thanks to our 2016 Volunteer Judges and Pit Crew!

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2016 Edible Car Contest Flyer available here (.pdf)

And Congratulations to our Winners!

Edible Car 2016 Winners
Feb. 12, 2016

Award for the Best Smelling ($50 Prize):

#33 – Dumpster Divers
Brandon Jenkins, Grace Hays, Katelyn Benton, Nathaniel Grimes
Fine Arts Academy, White Settlement ISD

Award for Most Unique Use of Materials ($50 Prize): 

#38 - Vicious But Delicious
Kiley Lavelle, Megan Russell, Riley Mckinney, Campbell Wilmot
Argyle Middle School, Argyle ISD

Award for Best Theme ($50 Prize):

#50 – Taco Squad
Kenley Heddins, David Medina, Isabel Hernandez, Chase Bolland
Tannahill Intermediate, White Settlement ISD

Award for the Most Nutritious Materials (NEW for 2016) ($50 Prize):

Jackson Ludwig, Brock Holmgreen, Heather Lee, Madison White
Granbury Middle School, Granbury ISD

2nd Fastest Race Time Award– 4 tickets to the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series at Texas Motor Speedway

#51 - Candy Crushers
William Collier            , Makayla Munoz, Chloe Storm, Dyllen Bowman
Tannahill Intermediate, White Settlement ISD

Fastest Race Time Award– 4 tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Duck Commander 500 Series at Texas Motor Speedway

#6 - Bulldogs #2
Hannah Carpenter, Lesley Bull, Scott Willett, William Wiesendanger
Alvord High School, Alvord ISD

3rd place - $100

Jori Smith, Braydin Munks, Levi VanDertuin, Hannah Holzschuh
Daniel 9th Grade Campus, Aledo ISD

2nd place - $200

#60 – The Team
Ruddy Rodriquez, Derrick Nipp, Kerri Marbut, Emily Crowder
Alvarado High School, Alvarado ISD

1st place - $300

#52 – The Sharks
Shelby Mele,  Jeremy Johnson, Claire Ruland, Andy Deaton
Tannahill Intermediate, White Settlement ISD

Rules, Deadlines & Judging Criteria


  • The 2016 Edible Car Contest will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 12th.

    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

page last updated 9/22/2016 9:18 AM