Enter Our Winter Wonderland STEAM Contest!

By: Tina Shaffer


Celebrate the magic of the holiday season and the beauty of winter with our Winter Wonderland STEAM Challenge!

For this Challenge, we want you to create a Winter Wonderland scene that incorporates at least 1 team-created special feature. Your team-created special feature must be created and/or operated using at least 1 STEM principle. This includes, but is not limited to, principles in fields such as chemistry, computer science, software engineering, electricity, hydraulics, mathematics, mechanical engineering, physics, and structural engineering. Other STEM principles are also acceptable. All solutions must be created under the supervision of an adult and must follow the materials guidelines below.

Winter Wonderland Materials:

  • Graham crackers (or a similar type of cracker)
  • Icing
  • Marshmallows
  • Assorted candies
  • Toothpicks
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cardboard

Special Feature Materials: You may use any materials or items. However, the total value of the materials used to create your special feature must not exceed $20.

After you create your Winder Wonderland solution, record a short video, describing your Winter Wonderland scene, your team-created special feature, and the STEM principle(s) you used. Upload the video to YouTube and set it to “public.” Then enter your video link in our Winter Wonderland STEAM Challenge app by January 8, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

The Top 20 solutions with the most votes will be evaluated by Destination Imagination staff on the following:

  • Up to 20 points for the overall creativity of your Winter Wonderland.
  • Up to 15 points for the overall creativity of your team-created special feature.
  • Up to 20 points for the innovation of the STEM principle used in your team-created special feature.


  • Grand Prize ‒ $100 Visa Gift Card
  • Second Prize ‒ $50 Visa Gift Card
  • Third Prize ‒ $25 Visa Gift Card

Download a copy of our Winter Wonderland STEAM Challenge.  To enter your solution, visit our contest app.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest ends 1/8/18. See Official Rules for details.