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ARTS & LEISURE DIVISION: (alphabetical order)

  • Paxton Dickey – Grade 6 – Clearwater, FL – The Bucket Band-it
  • Kenlee Kleam – Grade 8 – Bridgeport, TX – Snapped Canvas
  • Jeanne Lambert – Grade 8 – Lancaster, PA – Band Land
  • Kaelyn Nguyen – Grade 5 – College Station, TX – Blooming Blossom
  • Katarina Santiago – Grade 7 – Franklin, TN – Scrambled Eggs
  • Riley Stepan – Grade 8 – North Ridgeville, OH – Pinball Machine

SCIENCE & ENGINEERING DIVISION: (alphabetical order)

  • Karthika Hariprasad – Grade 7 – Lexington, KY – Logic Lock
  • Caitlyn Hays – Grade 6 – Ravenna, OH – The Stretch Guy Game
  • Devlin Herbert – Grade 6 – Palm Harbor, FL – The Real Mini Golf
  • Ashton Lovegreen – Grade 7 – Palmyra, MO – Rubber Rocket Launcher
  • Alisyn Mulholland – Grade 8 – Lancaster, PA – The Rubber Band Bungee Chair
  • Carlo Nicolis – Grade 6 – Newtown Square, PA – Rubberband Car

CONGRATULATIONS and GOOD LUCK to this year’s finalists! And remember, the top-8 schools with the most entries will each receive an equal donation shared from a donation pool of $1,600*. (*The donation pool will be divided equally by the total number of schools in the top eight including any schools that are tied for spots in the top eight. In-eligible entries do not count towards school awards.)

NOTE: The AGPA will contact each finalist with shipping instructions. Once the inventions are received, the final round of judging will occur. After the judging is complete, we will announce the final results on this website! We will also announce the Top-8 Schools with the most entries at that time.

Congratulations to each student that entered this year’s contest. We had so many amazing entries. Thank you for your hard work and for sharing your creativity with us. Ultimately, we hope that the contest has provided a fun way to explore STEAM concepts and enjoy hands-on learning with polymers! Thank you to all of the teachers, mentors, and parents who helped encourage and support the students!


ABOUT THE CONTEST

Join the fun and get ready to learn about the rubber band – one of the many amazing inventions created from a unique class of materials known as polymers! This educational contest was designed to give students a new opportunity to have fun learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Each year students from across the nation come up with new ways of using rubber band(s) to create amazing inventions, games, artworks, and more!


THE CHALLENGE:

  • To design and create a working invention/artwork that incorporates at least one (1) rubber band.

TWO SEPARATE DIVISIONS:

   


OVER $3,000 IN PRIZES:

  • The first place winner in each division will receive $300.
  • The runner-up in each division will receive $150.
  • The four remaining finalists in each division (who are not a first place winner or runner-up) will receive $75.
  • Schools can earn cash donations too! The top eight schools with the most student entries will each receive an equal donation shared from a donation pool of $1,600*. (*The donation pool will be divided equally by the total number of schools in the top eight including any schools that are tied for spots in the top eight. In-eligible entries do not count towards school awards.)

OUR CONTEST LESSON PLAN MAKES IT EASIER: standard aligned and easy to integrate with your curriculum

    • Alignment with multiple standards:
      • Next Generation Science Standards
      • Common Core Standards
      • National Standards (Grades 5-8)
      • Ohio Academic Content Standards for Science
      • Ohio Revised Science Education Standards and Model Curriculum
  • Learn more about the Rubber Band Contest Lesson Plan

STUDENT PERSPECTIVES

A few past winners and runners-up talk about their experiences with the contest, as well as tell us some of the story behind their prize-winning entries.