Reston, VA

Due to health concerns posed by COVID-19, the Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta will return sometime next year.

But Restonians can take part in a different cardboard-related challenge. The Reston Historic Trust and Museum is hosting an at-home cardboard challenge.

Residents can submit cardboard fabrications of their favorite Reston place, landmark or boat. Entries must be entirely made of cardboard and duct tape. Submissions are due by August 31.

Entrants can submit images or videos of their cardboard creation to [email protected] or via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram by tagging the museum.

Those interested can also register online to have their creation exhibited inside the Reston Museum in October and receive a trophy from NovaLabs.

Registration is not required to participate, but only registered participants will be eligible for the exhibit and award. Awardees will be notified in September 2020.

The first-place winner for the following categories will be selected for the exhibit:

  • Building
  • Art
  • Nature
  • Most Reston
  • Boat for your favorite lake

Guidelines for the competition are below the jump.

Photo via Charlotte Geary Photography

1. 80% of the structure must be built of cardboard, the remaining 20% should be recyclable materials. Cardboard carpet tubes or similar tubes may be used. All cardboard must be recyclable.

2. To be considered for the October Museum exhibit, creation cannot be more than 30 inches wide or 7 feet high so that it will be able to fit through the museum’s front door.

3. Cardboard may be as thick as you want and may be layered together.

4. Duct tape, masking tape, strapping paper tape, wood glue, or contact cement may be used. Metal or plastic staples, clamps, nails, screws, etc., may NOT be used.

5. May be painted.

6. The use of Paper Mache is allowed.

7. A minimal use of battery-operated electrical tools can be used.

8. Construction violations discovered during any part of the day shall be cause for elimination.

 

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