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Graand Kinetic Challenge
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Gazette-Times

Engineering will be determined by the total of the engineering scores received from each judge divided by the number of judges. Engineering Judges will be at the 9:00 AM Saturday check-in, and throughout the race. Each judge has his or her own technique for collecting this information, so please be prepared to answer questions about, and to demonstrate, your Sculpture. Engineering judging is based on the creativity of the Sculpture design for dealing with various course obstacles, ingenious ways of solving problems, imaginative use of materials, and quality of construction. A Sculpture falling apart or failing to negotiate an obstacle leaves a definite negative impression. Engineering scores will be normalized between 10 and 1. 

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Corvallis Advocate

Time will be determined from the time to complete the course, plus additions for penalties and other infractions as determined by the Timekeepers and minus 30 minutes for each Rumble Seat Passenger, and minus 30 minutes for qualified participation in the Lumenata Light Parade. See comments under Race Timing for special handling of the mud, river and sand times. The team with the best time after penalties will receive 10 points, the slowest team will receive 1 point and all others will be distributed in between in proportion to their time. Teams must complete all sections of the course to qualify. “Complete” means getting your machine across the finish line for each section without resorting to non-human power. You can enlist the spectators if you need more help to drag it to the finish (see HUMAN Powered, Dude! Rule). 

Pageantry

Pageantry will be determined by the total of the pageantry scores received from each judge divided by the number of judges. Pageantry Judges will be watching you during the 10:00 AM Saturday judging and throughout the weekend — give ‘em your best performance. Judging is based on such things as humor, theatrical appeal and thematic role playing. s). Pageantry scores will be normalized between 1 and 10 and will be added to the total of the other scores, with a 10% weighting. Put another way — you will be able to get a total score of 33 if you get a perfect 10 in each of the 4 categories. (For the mathematically inclined, the formula is: (A+E+S) + 3xP/10 = T.) 

Judging

GRAAND CHAMPION PRIZE  

This is the team that has the best combination of engineering design, artistic design, time, course completion, and spirit. In other words, the top total score in Engineering, Artistry, Pageantry, and Time, plus tie-breaking based on time. 

** YOU MUST LEO TO WIN ** 

50 MILE RADIUS - LOCAL Prize

This is the team from the Lane/Linn-Benton County area with the top total score in Engineering, Artistry, Pageantry, and Time, plus tie breaking based on time. If the winner has already won the Graand Champion prize, then this prize will be awarded to the next best local team. Local is defined to mean that the majority of team members who designed, constructed, and rode the machine live within a 50-mile radius of downtown Corvallis, OR. 

 

THEY CAME FROM OUT OF TOWN Prize

This is the team from outside the Lane/Linn Benton County area that has the top total score in Engineering, Artistry, Pageantry and Time, plus tie breaking based on time. If the winner has already won the Graand Champion prize, then this prize will be awarded to the next best team. The majority of team members who designed, constructed, and rode the machine must live outside of a 50-mile radius of downtown Corvallis, OR. 

 

1st PLACE ENGINEERING Prize

These are the teams with the top 2 Engineering scores, if they have already Graand or Local Champion, they get the title but no cash. ** YOU MUST LEO TO WIN ** 

 

1st PLACE ARTISTRY Prize

These are the teams with the top 2 Artistry scores, if they have already won Graand or Local Champion, they get the title but no cash. 

 

1st PLACE TIME Prize

These are the teams with the top 2 Time scores, if they have already Graand or Local Champion, they get the title but no cash** YOU MUST LEO TO WIN ** 

 

1st PLACE PAGEANTRY Prize 

These are the teams with the top 2 Pageantry scores, if they have already Graand or Local Champion, they get the title but no cash 

 

JUDGES’ FAVORITE

Every judge gets one vote each for their four top personal favorite teams, based on whatever criteria each individual judge chooses to use. The team with the most votes win. 

 

RACERS’ FAVORITE

Every pilot and official pit crew gets one vote each for their four top favorite teams. The team with the most votes win. 

 

FANS’ FAVORITE

This will be awarded to the team selected by a “Spectators’ Vote.” Spectators will decide on their favorite Sculptures by means of a cunning and thoroughly democratic voting method. 

 

WIZARD’S CHOICE Prize 

This one is awarded at the whim of the Graand Wizard. Donated by Graand Visions Ink 

 

GODDESS JEN-O’s Fave Prize 

Only the Goddess knows, well and soon you will, too. Donated by Goddess Jen-O 

 

POOH BAH’s CHOICE Prize

You’ll just have to ask the Grand Pooh Bah. It’s a secret… Donated by John Sechrest 

 

KING OF KLUCK Prize

This will be awarded to the team with the most King of Kluck brownie points. Donated by Mark Schurman 

 

DAN MONK AWARD Prize 

Awarded to the fastest time on the water on Sunday. Donated by The Lutefisk Organization in memory of Dan Monk 

 

CUDDLY TEDDY BEAR Prize 

If someone wants to cuddle your teddy bear, it may be a good idea to cooperate — 

 

BEST SONG Prize

Impress the Judges with your song at the Saturday Judging 

 

HAMMY AWARD

This delectable one will be awarded to the team with the clearest 'signal' to the hams. Dontated by Anthony & BCARES

LUMENATA AWARD: Prize: TBD

 

 

PRIZES

Tie breaking will be based on Time ranking; faster teams get the edge. If two teams have the same time, the Judges will break the tie. All prizes will be awarded (if necessary a team will get more than one prize). Prizes subject to change without notice. 
Prizes
Some of the rules are of special note to spectators. Sculptures must carry the following equipment at all times during the Race:

A flag, prominently waving in the breeze at all times, which symbolizes an important aspect of the team's philosophy of life, the universe, and everything.
One copy of the final and official da Vinci Days Graand Kinetic Challenge Rules in a water tight container.
A whistle for every pilot while on the water for safety--as required by the State of Oregon.A team song/chant demonstrating cunning rhyming technique, utilizing the team name and the words da Vinci, kinetic and Corvallis, to be performed on demand by the Judges.
A thematically appropriate, comforting, and/or cuddly stuffed animal, preferably bear-ish and of fabric composition.

RULES

The most important rule to keep in mind is that

the real point of this race is for everyone to have fun.

 
Friendly competition is encouraged, but don’t let the value of the prizes entice you into forgetting the “friendly” part. The judges can and will banish anyone who falls into this trap.
 
Violation of a rule without a penalty will receive a 15-minute addition of time. 
Rules
2024 GKC Rules and Schedule coming soon!
Some of the rules are of special note to spectators. Sculptures must carry the following equipment at all times during the Race:

1. A flag, prominently waving in the breeze at all times, which symbolizes an important aspect of the team's philosophy of life, the universe, and everything.
2. One copy of the final and official da Vinci Days Graand Kinetic Challenge Rules in a water tight container.  (You can get 'em here soon)

3. A whistle for every pilot while on the water for safety--as required by the State of Oregon.
4. A team song/chant demonstrating cunning rhyming technique, utilizing the team name and the words da Vinci, kinetic and Corvallis, to be performed on demand by the Judges.
5. A thematically appropriate, comforting, and/or cuddly stuffed animal, preferably bear-ish and of fabric composition.

RULES

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