Edible Car Contest

A student races his 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 are awarded.

2018 TWU Edible Car Contest

Our 20th Annual TWU Edible Car Contest will take place Friday, January 26, 2018.

Registration is now open!

All application materials (steps 1-3 below) must be received by January 19th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Step 1: Complete the online Edible Car Contest Registration Form (Google Form).
Step 2: Submit payment for the team registration fee ($32). 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 940-898-3366, 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  

Rules and procedures

Schedule

The following schedule has not been confirmed for 2018 and is for planning purposes only.

  • 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.: Check-in and welcome announcements. Students will be able to set up/make adjustments to their cars in the Hubbard Hall Southwest ballroom.
  • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Judging, rounds 1 and 2
  • 11 a.m.: Light refreshments served
  • 12 - 12:30 p.m.: Judges calculate scores
  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.: Awards ceremony and closing remarks

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.

Edible car with a smile on its face

2017 Edible Car Contest winners announced

Congratulations to the winners of TWU's 19th Annual Edible Car Contest! The event took place on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 in Hubbard Hall on TWU's Denton campus. Full Story >>

Directions and parking

Street address

Hubbard Hall
303 Administration Drive
Denton, TX 76204

Maps

  • Our 3D campus map includes a tab for finding directions from any location to Hubbard Hall (HH).
  • Our printer-friendly campus map includes parking information. Hubbard Hall is #30, located at the center of campus.

Contact

Brandie Golleher

Director of College Advising and Academic Initiatives,
TWU College of Arts and Sciences
940-898-3315
bgolleher@twu.edu