PROVINCIAL SCHOOL CHALLENGES
"Visions of Things to Come"
All entries must include a photograph of the team and their bridge
in order to qualify. Include photos and documentation (see #3 in
Rules and Regulations) for your school's participation and forward
them (preferably via e-mail) to APEGGA.
Should APEGGA wish to use photos for publication at a later date,
teams will be contacted for their permission.
Bridge is examined
and measured by judges/teachers to check whether it conforms to
contest rules and specifications.
Any bridge that
does not meet the requirements will be disqualified
Take a picture
of the bridge and team members before the bridge is tested for strength.
judged for neatness, design and creativity.
Bridge is weighed
and its weight recorded.
Bridge is placed
on supports (tables, blocks, etc.) set apart by the following distance:
Note: correction to grades.
- Grades 1 - 6: 23 cm gap between supports
- Grades 7 - 12: 36 cm gap between supports
in small increments to the flat 9 cm by 9 cm platform of the bridge.
loading weight until it collapses.
the weight that was loaded in the step prior to destruction.
with the strongest load to mass ratio is the winner.
(e.g. load held divided by weight of the bridge)
In the event
of a tie, neatness, creativity and design determine the winner.
1. The contest is open to Alberta students in grades 1 through 12.
2. Teams should be no more than four students. All students in
a team should be in the same grade.
3. All results must be received by APEGGA before 5:00 p.m. on Friday,
March 14, 2003. Please include the total mass supported by the winning
entry, the weight of the bridge prior to testing, the names of the
team members, grade level, the school name, address, telephone number
and a teacher contact. Your entry must also include a photo of the
winning bridge and building team members.
Mail, fax or email results:
Provincial School Challenge
2200 Scotia Centre
700 2 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2P 2W1
Fax (403) 269-2787
4. The decisions of the judges are final.
Questions or concerns? Call Tara at (780) 426-3990 or toll free
at 1-800-661-7020, or Heather at (403) 262-7714.