Danville's Cardboard Challenge

Celebrating the Imagination
Calling all schools, community groups, civic organizations, athletic clubs, booster clubs and creative individuals; this is your chance to win money for your favorite non-profit. All you need is an imagination and some cardboard.
Cardboard Challenge

On October 11, 2014 Danville Parks and Recreation will host Danville's Cardboard Challenge during the annual Imagination Children's Festival at the Carrington Pavilion. The challenge is opened to any interested person or groups.

Here's how it works: All registered participants/groups will build a project out of cardboard, tape and plastic. Projects can be decorated with markers, paint, glitter, pens, etc. No screw nails or wood will be allowed unless the project includes a functioning mechanical/electronic component. Projects can be built at the Carrington the day of or off-site and moved in. The Pavilion will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for unloading. (It is recommended that teams pre-build projects and unload the morning of the challenge).

Judging will take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Categories include Best in Show, Most Creative, Most Functional, Tallest, Fan Favorite, Best River Theme, Best Elementary School Project, Best Secondary School Project and Best Day-of Project.

Who gets the prize money? All local charities serving the needs of Danville/Pittsylvania County are eligible, provided they are a recognized 501(c)3 and they have registered with the event by submitting a nonprofit application to event organizers. All eligible nonprofits will be listed on this page prior to the event.

Registered Nonprofits:
Danville Area Humane Society
Danville-Pittsylvania County Habitat for Humanity
The Cardinal Village Tenants Association
The Boys and Girls Club of Danville

About the Global Day of Play:
Inspired by the story of Caine Monroy, a 9-year-old who spent his summer building an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store, the Imagination Foundation created the Global Cardboard Challenge to celebrate child creativity and to recognize the role communities can play in fostering said creativity. 

Watch the video: www.CainesArcade.com

Application Deadline is Monday, October 6
Non-Profit Application
Participant Application

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