2017 Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

The Professional Engineers of Ontario Lake Ontario Chapter and the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists Durham Chapter would like to invite you to participate in our 12th Annual Popsicle stick bridge building contest.

Our contest will be held April 1, 2017 at Durham College / University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa. The contest is scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m. and will go until all bridges are tested.

This contest is open to all students from grades 4 - 8. There is a Junior categry (Grade 4 - 6) and an Intermediate category (Grades 7-8). Teams may consist of anywhere from 1 to 4 students.

Bridges must be built before the competition to allow time for the glue to dry.  The rules for 2017 are currently being finalized and will  be posted here when they are complete. A full copy of the rules / specifications will be available at the bottom of this page.  A copy of previous rules is availalbe under the Past Competition menu at the top of the page.

Prizes will be awarded to the strongest bridge in each category. As well additional prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the judging staff.

There is an entrance fee of $5 per bridge to be tested, payable at the competition.

Registration is not yet open but will be before Jan 2017. To register please click the link in the upper right corner of this site.  You will need to first create an account (or use your accout for past years) then once logged in click register team again to add as many teams as you need.  The registration deadline is March 10, 2017.

If we would like to be informed when the 2017 rules are posted or registration is open please sign up for our email mailing list on the right hand side of this page.

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Sponsored By:

  • National Engineering Month (NEM)
  • Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) Lake Ontario Chapter
  • Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) Durham Chapter
  • Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology