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Edison Candy Dispenser Challenge

Who doesn’t love a sweet treat? And what treat isn’t made better by a challenge and a chance to win?

Join us for the 2019 Edison robot design contest!

Cogs and candy - Edison robot 2019 design challenge.

About the contest

Using one or more Edison robots, we want to see your candy dispenser designs. The details of the design, how it dispenses the treat and the choice of candy are all up to you!

The contest grand prize winner (chosen by our panel of judges) will win a set of ten Edison robots and 5 EdCreate kits, valued at $514 USD!

Additional prizes will be awarded to the winner of each judging category!

Designs will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Execution
  • Use of the Edison robot(s) including programming 

The competition is open to anyone, but entries must be received by midnight on December 20th, 2019 so get designing, get programming and most importantly, have fun!

Rules of entry

1. This competition is open to anyone!

2. You may submit as many unique designs as you like.

3. To be eligible to win:

– Submissions must be original creations.

– Submitted designs must contain at least one Edison robot. The Edison robot must contribute to the function of the design. 

-Submitted designs may use any combination of LEGO bricks, EdCreate pieces and any other items to create a unique candy dispenser experience.

– Submissions must include all of the required details outlined in the submission form.

– Entries must be submitted using the submission form

– The submission window is from 2 September 2019 until 20 December 2019. Entries received after 20 December 2019 midnight GMT-4 will not be considered.

4. Participants under 16 years of age must have a parent or guardian make the submission on their behalf.

5. By entering the competition, you consent to have your design and any videos and images of your design you submit shared and used by Microbric.

Want to run the design challenge as a class project?

Show your students that learning computer science isn’t just about writing programs! The Edison robot design challenge is an ideal project to explore design thinking and put 21st Century skills to the test. 

To get your students started, we’ve created a guide to help them brainstorm, plan and iterate their invention. This short guide introduces ideas like decomposition and the design-build-test cycle, then helps students on their way to creating independently. 

Ready to celebrate student success? Present them with a certificate to acknowledge their efforts in participating in the design challenge.

More about this competition

How do I submit my entry?

Entries must be submitted using the entry form at https://meetedison.com/design-contest-submission/ 

Submissions must include all of the required information outlined on the form, including photographs of the design and a video of the design in action (90 seconds or less). Feel free to include any additional details regarding the submission to be considered by our judges.

Once we receive your submission, you will be sent a confirmation email within 3 business days (excluding holidays). If you do not receive confirmation within 5 business days, please check your spam and if you do not have a reply, please contact us at social@microbric.com or through our contact form

Who can submit an entry?

This competition is open to anyone!

You can submit a design as an individual or as part of a pair, group or team. Participants under 16 years of age must have a parent or guardian make the submission on their behalf. Submissions must be made using the submission form and must include all required information, including photos of the designs and a video of the design in action (90 seconds or less). Feel free to include any additional details regarding the submission to be considered by our judges.

Don’t forget that you may submit as many unique designs as you like and you are welcome to submit as part of different groups too!

What will I be judged on?

At the end of the submission period, a panel of judges will select one submission as the grand prize winner of the contest overall. Category winners will also be selected. All entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Execution
  • Use of the Edison robot(s) in the creation including programming of the robot(s). The Edison robot or robots must be an integral part of the design. 
What is the prize?

The contest grand prize winner (chosen by our panel of judges) will win a set of ten Edison robots and 5 EdCreate kits, valued at $514 USD!

Additional prizes will be awarded to the winner of each judging category.

All prizes will be shipped to the winners’ chosen shipping address (pending courier availability). N.B. The prizes cannot be exchanged for other products or cash.

When does the contest close? When will the winner be notified?

The submission window is from 2 September 2019 until 20 December 2019. Entries received after 20 December 2019 midnight GMT-4 will not be considered.

The winners, selected by our panel of judges, will be notified via email no later than January 31st, 2020.

I don't know what to make! Are there any ideas/inspiration?

Part of this challenge is coming up with ideas, testing them out and then tweaking your design until you get it working the way you want. If you want, you can use the Design contest planning worksheet to help you kick off the process.

Here are some questions to think about to help get you started:

  • What candy will your design dispense?
  • How will you trigger your creation to dispense candy?
  • Will you use music or lights in your design at all?
  • Which programming language (EdBlocks, EdScratch or EdPy) will you use to bring your creation to life?
What are the full Terms and Conditions of this contest?

Full Terms and Conditions:

The promoter is: Microbric Pty Ltd.

The competition is open globally to participants aged 16 years or over except employees of Microbric Pty Ltd and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.

There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.

By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via https://meetedison.com/2019-edison-robot-design-contest/

Multiple entries from the same person will be accepted as long as each entry has a unique concept.

Closing date for entry will be  20 December 2019 midnight GMT-4. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.

No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:

  1. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
  2. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  3. The grand prize is as follows: ten (10) Edison robots and five (5) EdCreate kits, valued at $514 USD. The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prize is not transferable. Additional category prizes are at the discression of the promoter.
  4. All winners will be chosen from applicable entries received and verified by Promoter and a panel of judges appointed by the Promoter.
  5. The winner(s) will be notified by email within 50 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, the promoter reserves the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  6. Any winner will advise the Promoter of a valid shipping address. Should the Promoters chosen courier company not deliver to the winners address, a new winner may be selected. The promoter will notify the winner when the prize is released for delivery. Any applicable customs/import fees are payable by the winner.
  7. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  8. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  9. A winner agrees to the use of his/her name in any publicity material, as well as their entry (image/video). Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current Australian data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  10. The winner’s first name will be available 100 days after closing date by emailing the following address: social@microbric.com
  11. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  12. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Microbric Pty Ltd and not to any other party.

Microbric Pty Ltd will judge the competition and decide on the winner(s), which will be selected from all complete and applicable entries submitted through https://meetedison.com/design-contest-submission/.

Microbric Pty Ltd‘s decision as to those able to take part and selection of winners is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into.

Microbric Pty Ltd shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage.

Microbric Pty Ltd also reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.

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