1st Annual Improvised Crazy Contraption Contest – Official Rules

We need coolers, ice & chairs! It looks like an amazing turnout, which means we’re gonna need some help with “seating & cooling.” Please bring some if you can (and be sure to label your stuff). Thanks!


Rules of the Contest

    • Individuals or teams may enter.  Teams are encouraged!
    • The Party Host’s machine may not win the contest.  🙂
    • Party guests may be drafted as judges by the Party Host.
    • Contestants may spend as much time as they like building and testing their machine prior to the contest start time (TBA)
    • Contestants must use the materials on hand to construct their improvised machine
    • Contestants may not work from any pre-made plans or diagrams
    • Machines must have at least 4 steps or stages to the process.
    • Contestants may make up to 3 attempts for their machine to succeed.
    • In general, preference will be given to machines that actually perform a task.


ALL MACHINES MUST FUNCTION SUCCESSFULLY AT LEAST ONCE BEFORE AN AUDIENCE IN ORDER TO QUALIFY.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

    • Most Impressive Yard-sized Machine
    • Most Impressive Tabletop Machine
    • People’s Choice