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Registration deadline nears for TWU's 10th annual Edible Car Contest

2/11/08


DENTON — Cash prizes totaling $600 await the winners of the 10th annual Edible Car Contest at Texas Woman’s University.

Registration for the competition, which is open to students in grades 6-12 as well as TWU students, is open through Friday, Feb. 22.  To register or for more information, visit www.twu.edu/as/college/ediblecar2008.html.

The contest will take place from 9 a.m. until noon Friday, Feb. 29 in the Southwest Banquet Room of Hubbard Hall, located on Administration Drive on TWU’s Denton campus.

All contest entries must be made of food that is edible to humans.  In previous years, cars have been made from cucumbers, hot dogs, ice cream cones and even a loaf of bread.  Wheels have been made of pinwheel pasta, cookies and Moon Pies.

Each team must consist of four members, two of whom must be female students.  Entries must look like cars and must not exceed design specifications outlined in the registration packet.  All cars must be able to roll down an 8- to 10-foot ramp on a 20-degree incline.  The total cost of materials should not exceed $10.

Cars will be judged by professional engineers on their aerodynamics, detailed design and speed.

The contest is sponsored by the TWU College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

 

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