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Whirligig Contest - Build Your Own!

 
Make sure it whirls in the wind & win CASH prizes!

Open to everyone and all ages!

  • Kids
  • Amateurs & Students
  • Professtional metal smiths & businesses

Build a whimsical, colorful and kinetic outdoor sculpture made of found materials.

 

Build it high, low, wide or with a theme – just build it!

 
Whirligig creations will be scored on creativity, construction,
whirl factor, and use of recycled materials.
 

Scoring Criteria:

Creativity-Theme, colors, shapes and images

Construction-Sturdiness, method of assembly, materials and craftsmanship

Whirl Factor-Kinetic properties powered by wind

Recycled-Repurposed or found materials

KEEP IN MIND

Winners Announced @ Festival!  
All participants will be recognized and winners announced on stage, just before the final band performance on Saturday, November 3.  Winners will be recognized and presented thier prizes around 3 pm 
at the entertainment stage near BB&T.
 

 

Building a Whirligig Guidelines:

• Whirligigs must be made out of recycled or found materials.

• Whirligigs must whirl by only wind power.

• Design must be free-standing, stable, ready for display and able to withstand weather conditions.

• Contestants may not resubmit the same whirligig as
submitted in previous year’s contests. Reusing parts of previously
judged whirligigs is acceptable however significant changes
must be obvious.

 • Entries must be delivered and set up on Friday evening,
November 1 and will remain on display for the entire festival. 

• Give it a name! Each whirligig must be labeled, or identired in some way, with a "name" for the sculture.  This assists both spectator and judges in identifying your whirligig.
  • • Entries forms must be submitted with a photo, drawing or scetch of the sculpture to help judges match the whirligig with the creator/artist.
  • • All whirligigs must be picked up Sunday, November 3

    by 7 pm or they become property of the Wilson Whirligig Festival
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    How to Enter:

    Print out the Whirligig Contest information and Entry Form at the bottom of this page.

    Complete the form and attached a photo or scetch of the whirligig.

     

     

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    Theresa Mathis,
    Sep 13, 2013, 6:46 AM
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