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The Rube Goldberg Miracle Machines Playground Contest

The Rube Goldberg Miracle Machines Playground Contest is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to bring your playground design to life!

About the Contest

In collaboration with Miracle Recreation, students and designers can submit their detailed design pitch decks in the hopes the playground equipment of your dreams will actually be built! This contest serves as the first of a three-phase implementation plan, whereby the winning designs will move to the next phase for community approval, and eventual construction. To create the perfect playground, a designer must balance: creativity, inclusivity, and functionality all in an open outdoor public space. Not to mention, your playground should of course be Rube Goldberg themed to inspire children to explore the world of STEM learning!

How to Enter

Step #1- Be interested and form a team.There are two division, Junior (students ages 17 & under) and Senior (college teams, professional designers, ASLA/IDSA professional and students' chapter, etc, ages 18+)

Step #2- Create a design pitch deck of your Rube Goldberg themed playground equipment or full structure. Your design pitch should include the designer biography, design brief, design sketches, and final key image.

Step #3- Submit your entry below. Submissions close on Thursday, October 17, 2024 @ 11:59pm (EST).

Rube Goldberg Miracle Recreation Play Panels