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Lego building competition goes virtual

Submission window extended, requested through email
The museum is turning its 4th annual Lego Building Competition virtual.
The museum is turning its 4th annual Lego Building Competition virtual.(KSNB)
Published: Sep. 15, 2020 at 3:56 AM CDT
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The Kearney Area Children’s Museum has turned its annual LEGO Home Building Competition virtual, allowing participants to use their own materials and submit photos of their finished project through email.

In the past just kids were allowed to participate but this year KACM has added two new “divisions”: “teens & adults” and “businesses & organizations”. The two groups can now compete alongside “individuals”.

“We love to inspire play and that exploration and discovery and I think, definitely with LEGOS, with all different ages that we’re doing, with businesses that we’re doing, that just kind of encompasses it all," Traci Winscot, the Executive Director at KACM, said.

Posted by Kearney Area Children's Museum on Friday, September 11, 2020

The window to register and build a project is open now and goes through Sept. 25. Submissions can be made any day before Sept. 28 and voting will take place on Facebook on Sept. 29.

Previous competitions gave participants more strict instructions such as time constraints and certain criteria a project had to meet. This year, in hopes of encouraging more creativity and participation, participants have much more time and fewer restraints.

“I always just love seeing how this event brings about children’s imagination," Jennifer Beck, the Director of Community Engagement at KACM, said. “It brings about their own, unique personalities because each home is completely unique.”

The cost to register and compete is $10 for member individuals, $15 for non-member individuals and $25 for businesses and organizations.

Prizes for the competition include $25 Target Gift Cards for the top winner in each age group and a $50 gift card to Calico Coffee for the top winner in the business & organization category.

More information can be found here.

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