Hack the Flyer 2018 Call for Submissions

Duct tape? Check. Leaf blower? Check. Pilot licence? Check!

HACK THE FLYER: REGISTRATION OPEN

Hack the iconic Radio Flyer red wagon in a race of wit and moxie!

HACK THE FLYER!

Do you have the creative wit and competitive grit to hack an iconic Radio Flyer red wagon to become a force to be reckoned with on the race track and obstacle course?

Grab your tools, duct tape (or welder!), all-terrain wheels and a team of your favourite designers, tinkerers, inventors, and speedaholics to hack your dream race-wagon. Win a coveted place in the Beakerhead Competition Hall of Fame!

And here's the rub: your wagon has to be sustainably powered. No combustion-powered engines allowed. Pilots/drivers may not use their feet either. Other than that, almost anything goes!

Each team will compete in speed and challenge events at Riverwalk Plaza in East Village.

COMPETITION REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

What is provided for you: A classic red-wagon will be provided with your entry fee of $150.

EVENT DETAILS:

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Riverwalk Plaza in East Village

HOW TO ENTER:

Please submit a one-page letter that includes:

  1. Team name
  2. Team bio – tell us a bit about your team!
  3. Team lead contact information (email address and phone number)
  4. Theme and concept – in 200 words or less, tell us about your theme and wagon design. Be creative and have fun! Special points will be allocated for awesomeness and creativity!

Email your application to challenge@beakerhead.com by 5:00 PM on Saturday June 30th, 2018

LINK TO OFFICIAL GUIDELINES AND FAQ

IMPORTANT DATES:

Round One Entry Deadline: Saturday June 30th, 2018 @ 5:00 PM

Notification of Acceptance: Teams will be notified by Friday, July 31, 2018

Competition Event Date: Saturday September 22, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Teams may be made up of families and friends, neighbours and colleagues, students and community groups from across the province, country or globe. Solo flyer teams are more than welcome. A maximum of six members per team will be allowed on the “pit crew” during the competition.

The Hack the Flyer competition challenges are going to test each team’s entry for:

  • Speed
  • Maneuverability
  • Balance
  • Traction
  • Creativity
  • Durability

LINK TO OFFICIAL GUIDELINES AND FAQ

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