he Westport Arts Center knows that there are no better experts when it comes to toys and games than kids! The Center's fifth annual Toy Makers Competition invites young designers ages 5 - 12 to submit their ideas for new and innovative toys. Each child may submit up to 3 design concepts that capture their creativity and imagination. Both traditional and electronic games are acceptable, but the designers should ask themselves not only what they are but how they would be made.
Judges are looking for toy designs that are: unique, original and imaginative and those that are easy to use and understand. The toys should be able to be recreated and produced in real life and a description of how the toy will be made and used should also be included.
Children between the ages of 5 - 12 are eligible to submit . Submissions must be created on 8.5x11" paper; 3D creations must be photographed and printed on 8.5x11" paper. Descriptions can be attached to the back of designs. All participants must have parental consent. Toys do not need to be recreated for the presentation, but finalists may make a prototype if they wish.
All toy submissions are due by 5 p.m. on March 4, 2015 and the entry fee is $10 per child; participants should mail the entry form and up to 3 artworks per child to: Toy Makers Competition, Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT 06880. For more information
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