The Greater Iowa City Area HBA announces the winners of its Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. The victors and their prizes are (click the winner to view their video):
1st: Maddie (11) – Williamsburg/$50 Graze Gift Card and $15 Woofables Gourmet Dog Bakery Gift Card
2nd: Ben (15) – Wilton/$50 Graze Gift Card
3rd: Edward (14) and Daniel (12) – Iowa City/$20 We Run Gift Card and $15 Woofables Gourmet Dog Bakery Gift Card
4th: Olivia (9) and Tyler (13) – Iowa City/$20 We Run Gift Card
5th: Anna (10) – Iowa City/$15 Woofables Gourmet Dog Bakery Gift Card
The contest was held to provide an opportunity for kids up to age 18 to be creative while spending extraordinary amounts of time homebound. Entrants submitted a video of their working chain-reaction contraptions between April 17 and May 15. Judges were Iowa City Area HBA engineering/design members Sandy Steil, MMS Consulting; Mark V. Buell, CLB Home Planning & Design LLC; and Tony Frederick, Hart-Frederick Consultants. Iowa City Area HBA President Glenn Siders, Siders Development also judged. Prizes were courtesy of Locals Love Us – ICR.
“Thanks for running this contest – seems like (my daughter) had a lot of fun with it and it kept her busy for a whole day, which is definitely something to be appreciated in the time of (coronavirus),” noted one child’s mom.