To All Participants and Volunteers:
Thank you for making the 2nd Annual Invention Challenge such a great success. I am truly thankful to you for all the hard work that went into making the entries and to the volunteers who helped to run the contest.
Click Here for the results of the contest. If there are any errors, let me know. Also, I have a VHS-format video tape which can be borrowed by emailing me at Paul.D.MacNeal@jpl.nasa.gov.
Special thanks go to our judges, Glenn Beardsley of Uncle Milton Inc. and Dave Taylor of Disney Imagineering, for making the effort to come to JPL and participate in our contest.
In the next few weeks I will be asking the entrants to write up a little bit about their entry. The write-up should contain how the device worked, what materials were used, what were the most difficult challenges, how it could have been improved, etc. These write-ups will then be linked to the photo(s) in the website so that interested people can learn more about the entries.
I already have the general idea for next year's contest. I will try to release the rules in mid-August to allow more time for all JPL personnel and also the local high schools.
Again, thank you for all your donated time and effort for this year's contest.
1999 Invention Challenge "Footbag Toss for Accuracy"
||Title of Entry
||Right on Baby
||Closest & Most Artistic
||Jolly Parcel Launcher
||The Five Meter Flingster
||Troy Warrior Flinger
||ACME Footbag Catapult
||The Old Tosser
||Lightest & Smallest
||The Big Sucker
||The Portuguese Chowder Society
||Most Unusual & Largest