Calling all builders! Registration is now open for the Lego Contest on Saturday, January 14, during the Grant County Farm and Home Show. The contest is open to participants age four and up.
The Lego event takes place at noon at the Milbank High School lunchroom. Check-in is 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required. The deadline to register is Friday, January 6. Forms must be returned to the Grant County Extension Office in the courthouse.
Participants must bring their own LEGO bricks and a base on which to build their entry. Contestants will be given a maximum of 30 minutes to assemble their LEGO project. No bricks can be put together prior to the start of the contest. Table space will be provided. Judging will be based on creativity of the project, ability to answer questions, completing the project within the time allowed, and providing the necessary supplies.
First place winners in last year’s contest are ineligible to win first place in the same age division, but are eligible for second place or the People’s Choice award. If a participant has moved to a different age category, they are eligible to win any place. The awards presentation begins at 1:30 p.m.
Age divisions, requirements, and prizes are:
Ages 4-6 – Contestants use DUPLO or LEGO bricks. First place wins a LEGO set and $20 in Ol’ Mill Bucks. Second place wins a LEGO set.
Ages 7-8 – Contestants use LEGO bricks. First place wins a LEGO set and $20 in Ol’ Mill Bucks. Second place wins a LEGO set.
Ages 9-10 – Contestants use LEGO bricks. First place wins $40 in Ol’ Mill Bucks. Second place wins $20 in Ol’ Mill Bucks.
Ages 11 and up – Contestants use LEGO bricks. First place wins $40 in Ol’ Mill Bucks. Second place wins $20 in Ol’ Mill Bucks.
LEGO sets and Ol’ Mill Bucks are donated by the Grant County 4-H Leaders Association and the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce. A People’s Choice award will also be presented. All present will be invited to vote for their favorite entry. The award is sponsored by the Learning Time Preschool and teacher Paula Wieting. Participants awarded first and second place will have their LEGO creation displayed at the Grant County Library until January 31.