How to Enter
As well as providing information about eligibility and entry to the 2013 Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest the details below also form the terms and conditions of this contest. By submitting an application to enter, applicants will be deemed to have declared themselves in accordance with these terms and conditions, and in acceptance of the Contest Rules, as detailed on the contest website.
- The 2013 Contest is a team-based competition open to current Year 10 students from any Victorian school.
- A maximum of one team per school only will be allowed to register.
- In order to register all teams must have a nominated staff member from the school able to act as the team supervisor.
- There is no minimum or maximum number of students required to form a team, though the team should have sufficient members in order to be able to complete the task. If you’re not sure about how many people you’ll need you can refer to our Q&A’s section for more advice.
- Teams take part in the Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest agree to enter at their own risk. The Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE) acts as coordinator and promoter for this event, and will not be liable for any loss, damage, expense, or injury that is suffered by teams in the in connection with the Contest, except for liability that cannot legally be excluded (in which the MSE’s liability is limited to the maximum extent permitted by law).
How to Enter
- Entry for the Contest is via online registration. As part of the online registration applicants will be asked to provide the name and address of their school, the name and contact details (email, phone) of a nominated staff supervisor for the team, the number of students expected in the team, and a declaration of agreement to abide by the contest rules as detailed on the contest website.
- Entries open at 9am on Monday the 18th March and close at 5pm on Thursday the 21st March 2013.
- A maximum of fifty (50) teams will be accepted in the 2013 contest. As a special offer in 2013, schools whose teams completed the build period and then participated in the judging event in 2012 will receive an automatic place, should they register again in 2013, in recognition of their achievement in the first year of the Contest. After these schools, all teams registering for 2013 will be accepted into the competition as Successful Registrants in the order in which registrations are received online, via the registration page.
- There is no registration fee for school teams wising to take part in the Contest, however please also bear in mind that incidental costs to the team/school may arise (materials, transport, etc…) depending on your team/project and its needs.
As Contest coordinator and promoter, The Melbourne School of Engineering will treat all personal information obtained through the Contest in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). Teams consent to the publication of their names and school on the Melbourne School of Engineering website, in the course of reporting on, or promoting, this years Contest now and in the future.
Before You Register
Finally, before registering we recommend that you…
- Read the Contest Rules
- Check out the Contest Schedule so that you know what’s happening when
- Visit the Spaghetti Workshop page to learn about what it takes to build a machine successfully
- Ensure you’ve got the people, space, time, and financial resources (if required) to make your participation in the contest viable
- Ensure that you will be able to transport both your machine and enough team members to set up and operate it to the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus for the judging event.
There’s plenty of competition for places this year, so get organised and stand by for the opening time for registrations! If you’ve got any questions in the meantime please feel free to contact us: .