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Rules & How to Enter

1. One entry per YouTube channel maximum of two entries per person..

2. Materials...The sky is the limit and so is the theme. 

3. Must be built by you not purchased.

4. Make a two minute video of your Whirligig working (in motion). I really want to see it in action 
powered by the wind... as a last resort if there is no wind then use a fan. In order to qualify it 
must be seen in the video in motion. The video can be as long as you want but the first two minutes
of your video must be of your Whirligig working (in motion).

5. Upload your video to your YouTube channel. The video name must contain Whirligig Wars 2018.
   You may include any other description you want but it must contain Whirligig Wars 2018

6. You must be subscribed to Simply Wooden Creations on YouTube.

7. Send an email to:   contest@simplywoodencreations.com. 

Subject Line must contain the words Whirligig Wars 2018.
 
The BODY of the e-mail must contain exactly as follows:

Your Entry Video URL from YouTube

Name...
Address....
Phone Number

Your e-mail must be received by midnight on July 31st 2018 to qualify to enter. 

Entrants are also asked to provide any other information they feel may aid in contacting them if needed. 

Address, phone numbers, etc. All information provided will not be shared and will only be used for 

contest communications and will not be shared or released. 

Simply Wooden Creations reserves the right to modify the rules, dates, times, disqualify entries, chose prizes for challengers  etc. as needed do to unforeseen circumstances.




Judging & Prizes

Judging will be for First, Second and Third place only. 

Those three winners will be contacted by email and be allowed to choose there prize from the entire prize list.

First, Second and Third place winners will have 72 hrs to reply with there choice. If no response a prize will be chosen for them.

A random drawing will then be held for the remaining prizes for the rest of the challengers. So everyone will have a chance to win something.

The date for the announcement will be set as soon as possible once the top three winners have chosen there prize. The date for the announcement will also be announced on all social media available to SWC. 

The announcement and drawing will be held live on the Let's Talk Shop With Russ Show on YouTube on the first Saturday available.

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Craftsmanship

Simply Wooden Creations
reserves the right to modify the rules, dates, times, disqualify entries, chose prizes for challengers etc. as needed do to unforeseen circumstances.


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What is a Whirligig

A whirligig generally combines the functions of a weather-vane and a windmill. To be more specific, it’s basically a weather-vane with a windmill on one side to help it catch the wind better. Many experts believe the whirligig is very old, dating back as far as the 1100's. Although whirligigs are made to have a practical purpose in showing wind direction, they’ve become more associated with their use in yard ornamentation and as children’s toys. Many have artistic or amusing designs so that the windmill function drives mechanical movements in wooden figures shaped like people or animals. 

Sometimes a whirligig is made so that the figure's arms are the windmills, but they can also be a bit more complex than that. Some are made to harness the power of the wind and use it to drive complex mechanical movements. For example, a whirligig could be made with a figure sitting on a bicycle. The windmill would capture the wind power and cause the figure to pedal the bike, possibly even making the wheels turn.

 

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