Haywood County libraries bring back Lego sculpture competition

The Haywood County Public Library will hold its second annual Lego Extravaganza Contest on Jan. 28 at the Haywood County Cooperative Extension Office.

Registration is free and open to children ages 5-17, with registration forms available at all library branches. People interested in participating in the contest should register by 5:00 p.m., Jan. 18.

“Last year’s contest was extremely popular and Lego enthusiasts have been asking about a repeat contest for months,” said Carole Dennis, youth services librarian at the Waynesville branch library.

Participants will be able to enter as individuals or duos and will compete within their age group. Divisions are “L” for ages 5-6, “E” for ages 7-8, “G” for ages 9-10, “O” for ages 11-12, and division “S” for ages 13 and up. Contestants will have two hours to build their entry on the day of the competition.

Sign-in will begin at 9 a.m. and construction will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Judges will be evaluating entries based on a written presentation, which may include drawings or sketches of the design, creativity of the overall design, attention to detail, and construction techniques.

“Last year, we required an oral presentation,” Dennis said, “but that proved to be problematic in several ways. This year, I am asking for a written presentation, which can be prepared ahead of time and can include drawings of the design.”

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