About the Competition Can your team be composed of professionals from other firms? Yes, anyone can be on your competition team.
Can we bring our own supplies and materials for the competition? All building materials will be supplied for you no other building materials will be allowed at this time. You will have to bring any tools you need with you to the event. No power tools will be allowed. You will receive a complete list of materials and recommended tools a month in advance of the event.
Can we start designing before the event? Yes, you will receive a complete program and list of materials one month in advance of the event. You are encouraged to begin the design process as early as possible. Professionals will have opportunities in May to meet with your student-designer teammates for planning sessions.
Can we substitute team members during the event? No, the 7 team members who begin building at 5pm must remain the same throughout the build. There is no limit to team members involved in planning and design prior to the event.
Additional Questions What is the transformation time/process? Is it limited to pull a string, unveiling type, or can you attach a couple of screws as long as you are limited to 3 minutes? The transformation time is 3 minutes. The transformation process is not limited to a string unveiling type of process. We want the most creative outcomes, but the transformation should be smooth and stay within the 3 minute time period.
Can we bring our own tape with us to the build? Or is it just the two rolls of duct tape on the list that are provided? Teams are being asked to limit their use of duct tape to 2 rolls
Can we bring our own screws/nails/other miscellaneous small hardware? The list of materials says "Nuts and Bolts" are provided; can you elaborate on that? Our directions for the following materials were incorrect:
Screws Scissors Wire Cutter Box Cutter Mallet Level Measuring Tape Step Stool Cutting Board Screwdriver First aid kit
For each of these items, we are asking teams to supply their own in whatever quantities and sizes they think they need. If a team is having trouble locating any of these items, they should let us know.
What is the width of the black netting provided? It only shows a length. The netting is in rolls - The listed measurement of 25' is incomplete, each team will receive one roll that is 36" (inches) wide and at least 50' (feet long).
Can we bring any paint to use? No paint is allowed - if it rains we will be inside and paint is not permitted.
Last year people were allowed to use paper for decoration, is that still the case? Yes, but teams should bring their own blank paper. They can use it to draw on or cut, but it should be done during the competition.
About the Event, Silent Auction and Sponsorship What will the cocktail party be like? Is there a dress code? It is a cocktail party with live music, food and open bar! Business casual (including jeans) is recommended.
When do tickets to the Iron Designer Challenge go on sale? How much are they? Tickets go on sale April 1st! Tickets are $40.00 till June 4th. Afterward they will be $50.00.
Will tickets be sold at the door? Yes. They will be $50.00. We will be accepting cash, check or credit.
Who can attend the event? Anyone! Bring friends, family, co-workers and strangers off the street!
Do I have to be present to win a Silent Auction item? No, but someone present will have to place bids for you.
Are tickets, donations and sponsorships tax deductible? 100% of all donations and sponsorships are tax deductible. The ticket price is not.
What does the donated money go to? Funds raised from sponsorship and the Iron Designer Challenge will go to creating a media/ technology lab for SDC students.
What is the time commitment for volunteering at the school? Depends on your schedule and availability. There is a wide range of involvement opportunities. Contact us to discuss what would work best for you.