KidWind hosts either a Regional or a National Challenges to give winners one more chance to compete against their peers on a larger scale. Every year, we host one - but not both - of these types of Challenges. Both the Regional Challenges and National Challenges are by invite only. To be invited, teams must design a top-ranking turbine for a KidWind Challenge: either a local Event or an Online Challenge.
2015 Regional Challenge Events
Three Regional KidWind Challenges are planned for the spring of 2015 in three regions around the US: Western in Portland, OR; Midwestern in Minneapolis, MN; and Eastern in Harrisonburg, VA. Regions are defined in the map below.
2014 National Challenge Event
The National KidWind Challenge was held at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC. This showcase is one of the largest engineering festivals in the world and the KidWind Challenge was a major attraction on the Energy floor. Thirty-three student teams showed up, representing schools from ten different states around the country!
Thank you to everyone who helped make this event possible. Take a look at what the winning Middle School team, Windsurfers, had to say about their trip to the National Challenge at the AWEA WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition: