Edible Car Contest

The first Edible Car Contest at IVCC was held on March 1, 2006 in celebration of National Engineering Week and sponsored by the MIMIC Project and the Occupational Technologies Division.

Note: The pages below contain images that may be slow to download.

The 2007 Cars
The 2007 Ramp
(Some of) The 2007 Winners Photos
A List of All of the 2007 Winners
The 2007 Contest Rules

Edible Car Contest Rules -2006

Cars must be built entirely from food items edible to humans. Examples: Car bodies have been made from cucumbers, hot dogs, ice cream cones and a loaf of bread. Wheels have been made of pinwheel pasta, cookies and Moon Pies.

Each team must consist of a minimum of three students; at least one team member must be female.

Each team may enter one car, and each student may be on one team only.

Entries must look like cars.

Entries must have at least two axles and at least three wheels, also entirely made from food items edible to humans.

To be eligible for a speed prize, an entry must roll down a ramp approximately 3 feet long.

At least one member of the team must be present at the competition for the entry to be eligible for a prize.

Entries must be checked in at the lobby by 11:30 a.m. on the day of competition.

Judges: Area engineers and other celebrities.

Judging Criteria: Design, detail, speed, creativity and a number of special categories.  In a tie, the car that tastes best to the judges will be declared the winner. Decisions of the judges are final.



The MIMIC project and the Occupational Technologies Division of IVCC sponsors the contest in celebration of National Engineering Week. The contest is partially funded by National Science Foundation grant #0501885.

For More Information About the Contest Contact:

Dorene Perez, D105, 815.224.0221, Dorene_Perez@ivcc.edu
Jim Gibson, D107A, 815.224.0453, Jim_Gibson@ivcc.edu
Rose Marie Lynch, Rosemarie_Lynch@ivcc.edu