How to enter

2017 registrations are now closed.

As well as providing information about eligibility and entry to the Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest the details below also form the terms and conditions of this contest. By submitting an application to enter, applicants will be deemed to have declared themselves in accordance with these terms and conditions, and in acceptance of the Contest rules, as detailed on the contest website.

Eligibility

  • The contest is only open to international students. Australian and New Zealand nationals and permanent residents are not eligible to participate.
  • The minimum number of team members is 3 and the maximum is 4 (excluding the team supervisor).
  • In order to register all teams must have a nominated staff member from the school able to act as the team supervisor.
  • Teams taking part in the Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest International agree to enter at their own risk. The Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE) acts as coordinator and promoter for this event, and will not be liable for any loss, damage, expense or injury suffered by teams in connection with the contest, except for liability that cannot be legally excluded (in which the MSE’s liability is limited to the maximum extent permitted by Australian law).
  • The Trinity College Young Leaders Program is open to students aged 14–17 years and prize winners must be under 18 years of age at the time of attendance.

Registrations

  • Registration is from 1 September to 13 October 2017.
  • Teams will be confirmed after registering and task will be released on Monday 16 October.
  • Teams have from 16 October to 20 November to develop their machine and upload the submission to YouTube or other video sharing site (where YouTube is not available in your country).
  • There is no registration fee for school teams wishing to take part in the contest, however please also bear in mind that incidental costs to the team/school may arise (materials, transport, etc.,) depending on your team and your project needs.
  • Higher points will be awarded to schools who demonstrate recycled or repurposed parts and materials.

Privacy

As contest coordinator and promoter, the Melbourne School of Engineering will treat all personal information obtained through the contest in accordance with the Privacy Act 1998 (Cth). Teams consent to the publication of their names and school of the Melbourne School of Engineering website, in the course of reporting on, or promoting, this year’s contest now and in the future.

Before you register

Finally, before registering we recommend that you …

  • Read the Contest rules.
  • Check out the Contest schedule so that you know what’s happening when.
  • Visit the Spaghetti workshop page to learn about what it takes to build a machine successfully.
  • Ensure you’ve got the people, space, time, and financial resources (if required) to make your participation in the contest viable.

There’s plenty of competition for places, so get organised and stand by for the opening time for registrations! If you’ve got any questions in the meantime please feel free to contact us.