April 2016

NEGM'16 Ultimate Bridge Building Contest and Geo Rocks Event

Organized by the APEGBC Central Interior Branch

Please Note
The rules and guidelines have been revised this year, please review the new rules and guidelines before designing your bridge.
Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact [email protected] for space availability. Thank you.
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Pine Centre Mall - Centre Court, 3055 Massey Drive Prince George, BC
Cost: There is a voluntary entry fee of a non-perishable food item. All items collected will be donated to the food bank. 
Please join the APEGBC Central Interior Branch for their Ultimate Bridge Building Contest and GeoRocks Event.

In celebration of the upcoming National Engineering and Geoscience Month (March 2016) challenge your friends or colleagues to see who can build the stronger bridge! This is a fun event for all ages. In addition to the bridge contest there will be fun engineering and geoscience booths to check out.

Bring your constructed bridge to the event on April 2, 2016. The goal is to construct the strongest bridge possible with a maximum 100 Popsicle sticks and all-purpose white glue. The sticks must be left whole; otherwise the design of the bridge is left up to the competitor. See the 2016 rules and guidelines below, for further information about the contest.

There will be awards for the top three bridges in each youth category, as well as a prize for the strongest bridge in the professional and open adult category. The winner must be present at the award ceremony in order to win an award.


For the primary, intermediate, and secondary categories: 

1st  Place - $150 
2nd Place - $100
3rd Place - $50 

For the Professional and Open Category:  To be determined 


Event Details


Registration (all categories) 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM 
(Or an hour before the start time of each catetory)
Opening Ceremonies 11:45 AM 
Primary Category (Grades 1 - 3) *
Intermediate Category (Grades 4 - 7)
Secondary Category (Grades 8 - 12)
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
Professional Category and Open Category Following the youth categories.

*Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 



  • If you are interested in participating, send your complted registration form to the Central Interior Branch at [email protected]. Please register by March 30, 2016.
  • Bridge building packages are available for pick up, please contact [email protected] or come visit us at our table in Pine Centre Mall on March 19, 2016.
  • If schools or other group organizations are wishing to enter multiple teams, drop-off can be arranged. 

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