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Cardboard Carnival Challenge 2023

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Calling all 5th-8th graders:

Enter the Cardboard Carnival to design and build a fun cardboard arcade game for a chance to win amazing prizes.

  • Build an arcade game with spinning obstacles, blinking lights, trap doors, bumpers, or tunnels within a game board that you design
  • Supply kits are loaned out for free and available for pickup – the only thing students need is cardboard.
  • Learn construction techniques and code motors and sensors to bring your game to life!
  • Weekly in-person workshops, video tutorials, and mentor support hours to help you along the way
  • Showcase your game at the Cardboard Carnival at Fleetwood-Jourdain on March 11!
  • Registration is open until February 20. Arcade Games due by March 6.
  • Check out the Challenge Website for details.

The Cardboard Carnival is supported by staff and students from the Evanston Public Library, EvanSTEM-District 65, Family Focus, and Y.O.U. Funded by the Illinois State Library.


Age: 11—14
Cost: FREE
Type: In Person

Date + Time

Date(s): 01/28/2023 - 03/11/2023

Days: Sat

Time: See Schedule

Registration deadline: 02/21/2023


K. Callam




1655 Foster Street
Evanston,IL 60201

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