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A Cause, Some Cardboard, and a Creative Mind

Here’s your chance to think out-of-the-box. Design and sleep in a box at Reggie’s Sleepout and you could take home the title. Teams and individual campers can enter the Nationwide Boxed-in Design Contest at the Sleepout, and their designs will be scored by a VIP panel of guest Judges. Bring your cardboard and creativity!

Express what homelessness means to you.  Design a shelter that exhibits the following criteria:
+    Educational theme regarding homelessness
+    Creativity
+    Comfort
+    Livability

Keep in mind that in addition to promoting awareness of homelessness, your box should be as comfortable as possible for you to spend the night.  Bring a tarp to put under (or over) your box shelter in case of inclement weather.

CLICK HERE for the Boxed-In Contest Form.

All entry forms must be received by 7:00 p.m. in order to be eligible for the contest.  You will receive a number to attach to your shelter.  Bring the finished design to the stadium or create your box design at the stadium.

Judging will take place starting at 8:00 p.m. with the winners announced at 10:00 p.m. at the Entertainment Stage north of the field.

You are required to construct the shelter out of acceptable materials listed below.  DO NOT CONSTRUCT YOUR SHELTER OUT OF THE UNACCEPTABLE MATERIALS LISTED BELOW.  Your entry will be disqualified.  We are partnering with Drake University and we want to ensure we take proper care of the stadium turf.

ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS:
Cardboard, Paper, Props, Tape, String or rope, Small staples, Crayons, Chalk, Water-Based Markers, Battery powered lighting may be used for effect.

UNACCEPTABLE MATERIALS:
Paint, Wood, Permanent Markers, Large Staples, Glue, Styrofoam
Box designs using prohibited materials will not be allowed in the stadium.

NOTE: Shelters must not be any bigger than 15 feet high.

Awards will be presented in the following categories:
+    BEST IN SHOW– this award will go to the one boxed-in design that best represents the following criteria: education/theme, creativity, comfort, and livability. (Not eligible for other awards)

+    BEST OVERALL DESIGN – this award will go to the boxed-in designs (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards) that best represent the following criteria: education/theme, creativity, comfort, and livability

+    BEST EDUCATION/THEME – this award will go to the boxed-in designs (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards) that best promote homelessness awareness: the issues, available resources, a call to action, etc.