PLAYTIME CHALLENGE

A design competition with cash prizes. Challenging designers, engineers, and makers to imagine new, hands-on activities that foster creativity.

WHAT DO WE WANT?

Each Playtime Challenge asks local designers, engineers, students, and makers to help us develop new activities that foster creative play, to make available in our facility and for sale to our partner network.

WHAT DO WINNERS GET?

Finalists in each competition win a $500 cash prize and a stipend to actually fabricate your activity. These activities are installed in our facility and visitors select a people's choice winner, who receives an additional $2,500 cash prize. 

In addition to cash prizes, all finalists also earn a 10% commission each time we sell the activity you designed through our partner network. We also try to contract with you to fabricate sales orders.

HOW TO SUBMIT AN IDEA

STEP 1

CLICK HERE to download and review the 2021 challenge brief.​ Use the button below to schedule a 15 minute video chat with our team if you have questions.

 

STEP 2

Come up with a winning design concept!

STEP 3

Submit your entry using the form below.

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS 12PM MARCH 6, 2021

ENTRY FORM

Complete the entry form below to submit. Please note you are not able to save progress in this form. Deadline to submit is 12pm on March 6, 2021.

DESIGN FILES

Please upload a concept design document (PDF format). This document should contain any images, sketches, plans, and/or renderings of your concept that will allow our judges to fully understand the activity, materials, etc.

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Max File Size 50MB
DEVELOPMENT BUDGET

Please upload an estimated budget (PDF format) outlining the following costs: materials, fabrication labor, fabrication processes (such as time on a cnc machine, etc), assembly labor, and any other costs associated with developing the final activity.

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Max File Size 15MB
PROJECT TEAM (if applicable)

If this entry is being submitted by a team of people, please upload a document with each team member's name, email, and phone number.

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Max File Size 15MB

After hitting submit, please wait until you receive a confirmation message before leaving this page, to ensure your entry is submitted properly. You'll also receive a confirmation via email.

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We deliver play-based, creativity building experiences that empower the next generation of innovators, problem-solvers, and change-makers.

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LOCATION & CONTACT

210 Jones St (Door C)
Dubuque, IA 52001

hello@creativeadventurelab.org

Tel: 563-607-5366

VISITOR HOURS

Thursdays & Fridays: 1pm-6pm

Saturdays & Sundays: 10am-4pm

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