Graham Cracker Challenge Winners Announced

By: Tina Shaffer

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2016 Graham Cracker Challenge! For this year’s challenge, we asked you to create a structure inspired by one of your favorite books. In just three weeks, we received more than 50 creative submissions. We also got a few book ideas to add to our reading lists!

The 5 photo submissions that received the most votes were appraised by the Destination Imagination, Inc. staff based on the following criteria:

  • Overall creativity of the structure (up to 20 points)
  • Creativity of special feature #1 (up to 15 points)
  • Creativity of special feature #2 (up to 15 points)

Congratulations to our First, Second and Third Place winners!

First Place ($100 Visa Gift Card): “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl. Structure designed by Amiyah and Luke M. from Elkton, Maryland.
Two Special Features: The starlight smoke stacks and the chocolate river.



Second Place ($50 Visa Gift Card): “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling. Structure designed by DI team CevRecyclers from Istanbul, Turkey.
Two Special Features: The Sorting Hat and Harry Potter on top of the hat.



Third Place (Copy of “Instant Challenge Volume 8”): “Hansel and Gretel” meets magical creatures! Structure designed as a group effort by four DI teams from Amesbury, Massachusetts: The Jolly Puppies, Green Rabbits in a Hat, Majestic Disco Dancing Narwhals, and Chubby Cats with Funny Little Hats.
Two Special Features: Unicorn made from spice drops and an opening oven made from graham crackers.



Thank you to everyone who took the time to design and submit their structure. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up-to-date on upcoming contests and other creative activities!