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2023 Block Kids Registration

Registration for the 2023 Block Kids Building Contest is now open! Please fill out the linked form AND the linked PDF. Send the completed PDF to Denise Carnahan at Please note: Your child will not be registered until the PDF has been submitted and you receive a confirmation email. 

2023 Contest Details

Date: Saturday, January 21st 

Time: Check-in at 9:30 a.m., building starts at 10 a.m.

Location: Local 125 Training Center at 5101 J Street SW Cedar Rapids

Open to K-6th graders

Projects must be construction-related.

Space is limited and registration ends January 7th.

2023 Block Kids Pre-Registration Form

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An additional registration form is required by the NAWIC Education Foundation and must also be submitted for your child to be registered. The PDF can be found here: NEF Registration Form
Please email completed form to Denise Carnahan at

Rules and Eligibility


This contest is open to ALL children, currently enrolled in grades Kindergarten (K) through six (6), except PREVIOUS NATIONAL WINNERS. Entry in contest must be through a RECOGNIZED SPONSOR.


  1. All building projects must be completed where and when designated by Sponsor.

  2. All building projects must be completed within the allotted time.

  3. All building projects must be completed using approved materials only.

  4. All building projects must be relevant to the construction industry. Projects which depict people or animals will not be allowed.

  5. All building projects must be completed by entrant, with no outside assistance from parents, teachers, etc.

  6. Every participant must submit the Official Registration/Entry Form, signed by a parent or Guardian.

  7. Participants may only use the blocks supplied. No exchanges of blocks are allowed during the competition.


  1. Each of these eight regional semi-finalists winning regional entries will be submitted for consideration in the National finals, becoming eligible for one of three National prizes.

  2. There will be a First Place, Second Place and Third Place National prize award.

  3. Other prizes may be awarded at the discretion of local Sponsors.

Prize Award

  1. Regional semi-finalists will be announced at NAWIC Regional Forum or no later than March 15th. All winners will be notified and prizes will be distributed by the local Chapter.

  2. National winners will be announced by April 15th. Regional Chairs may wait to announce the winners at NAWIC Regional Forum. All winners will be notified and prizes will be distributed by the local Chapter.

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