Selkirk College GLOWS: Kootenay Contraption Contest

Selkirk College GLOWS brings you the annual Kootenay Contraption Contest inviting students in Grades K-8 to imagine, design and illustrate a “contraption” that solves a problem. Students love to ponder ways to address our questions, and every year we receive approximately 150 entries.

In GLOWS 2017 Contraption Contest, we challenge individuals and entire classes to come up with the most creative, most imaginative “contraption” you can dream up to solve this question:

We use energy in our daily lives from turning on the lights to playing on our tablets. What are some ideas to make or save energy so there is more for everyone?

Win a pizza party for your class or the GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Air! The Kootenay Contraption Contest is generously sponsored by FortisBC.

To enter, illustrate your idea in our form. Remember, this is just a starting point. Have fun and be creative with anything from art supplies, illustrations and even multimedia.

Individual Form

Teacher Form

Email your entry by December 15 to or mail to Selkirk GLOWS, 301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar, BC V1N 4L3.

You can also send  your ideas via the GLOWS Facebook page.

Learn more HERE!


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