Break Out of the Box Challenge 2021

CK Valenti Designs is hosting its 5th Annual design and build challenge on Saturday, November 13, 2021. The purpose of the free “Break Out of the Box” event is to inspire middle school students to put down their electronic devices and get creative working with their hands. We hope this event (and more events to come) will help encourage a new generation of builders and tradespeople. 

Last year was a huge success, and we are working hard to continue to make an impact with 6th to 8th graders who are exploring their interests and career options.  

WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE?

  • Registered builders pick up their box of building materials on Saturday, October 23rd, and then will have three weeks to design and build their creation
  • On November 13th, builders will bring their creation to the CK Valenti Designs workshop and show the judges and the other builders what they’ve created*
  • Our volunteer judges come from the local design, architecture, engineering, and art communities

* We will have a back up plan in the event the Covid pandemic causes an in person Challenge to be too risky for builders and their families

WHO CAN JOIN IN?

  • 6th – 8th graders

WHAT CAN I WIN?

  • Prizes will be awarded by our panel of judges based on creativity, craftsmanship, complexity, and overall aesthetic
  • Prizes include huge Lego sets, real hand tools, professional art supplies, STEM building kits & subscription boxes

IS THERE A COST TO ENTER?

  • No, there is no cost to enter the challenge, and there is no cost for participation in Challenge Day (lunch and activities are free for builders and their families)
  • This event remains free due to the generosity of a number of local and national sponsors.  

HOW DO I REGISTER?

On October 1st, this page will have a red Register Here button on the upper right.  The challenge is open to the first 40 students who register.

HOW DO I SPONSOR?

Contact Megan Marra at (480) 786-0074 for sponsorship information.  Sponsorships start at only $100!

WHAT IF I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

You can reach us Monday – Friday at (480) 786-0074

 

2021 Sponsors

Microchip Technology

Amer-X Security

Creative Stone Designs

Gecko to Go

Hafele

Rugby Architectural Building Products

Check out previous challenges

2020

2019

2018

2017