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Kinetic Sculpture Contest

Kinetic sculptures and contraptions are fun, interactive mechanisms that people can play with and that teach students about basic STEM principles. Contraptions can vary in size, shape, function, and materials used.


Kinetic Sculpture Contest Rules

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A panel of qualified judges will be evaluating and scoring contraptions on three major criteria:

  1. Innovation and Originality
  2. Form and Function
  3. Artistic Aesthetics and Craftsmanship

Here is the detailed Judging Rubric that will be used. Winners will be announced at 2:45 PM on the day of the event.

Kinetic Sculpture/Contraption Sources for Inspiration:

Jennifer Townley – Mechanical Sculptures  http://www.jennifertownley.com/

Arthur Ganson – Kinetic Sculpture  https://www.arthurganson.com/thumbnails

Best Kinetic Sculpture 2019 . https://www.pinterest.com/davidroy/kinetic-sculpture/

The Quirky Wooden Automata of Kazuaki Harada . https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/02/the-quirky-wooden-automata-of-kazuaki-harada/

LEGO Kinetic Sculpture . https://jkbrickworks.com/tag/kinetic-sculpture/

MIT Edgerton Center Kinetic Sculpture Curriculum https://edgerton.mit.edu/kinetic-sculpture

Design Squad – Kinetic Sculpture https://pbskids.org/designsquad/build/kinetic-sculpture/

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