K’NEXpert Grand Prize Winners Lauded with Special Event

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Three Grand Prize Winners Visit K’NEX Headquarters for Unique Celebration

K’NEXpert Grand Prize Winners

K’NEXpert Grand Prize Winners

"The K’NEXpert Search is our way of giving back to the K’NEX builders who are the lifeblood of our company, and honoring the incredible imagination of children,” commented Mr. Araten.

K’NEX Brands, the only U.S. construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, celebrated the 2012 K’NEXpert Search Grand Prize winners with a special one-day event at K’NEX headquarters. On December 2nd, the three winners, 5 year old Andy from Waterloo, ON, Canada; 7 year old Andrew from Glenmoore, PA; and 9 year old Josef from Plano, TX; traveled to Hatfield, PA as guests of K’NEX President Michael Araten.

“The K’NEXpert Search is our way of giving back to the K’NEX builders who are the lifeblood of our company, and honoring the incredible imagination of children,” commented Mr. Araten. “The K’NEXpert Award Ceremony is something the entire K’NEX company looks forward to each year. The kids bring so much energy and excitement to our building, and even our seasoned designers are amazed to see what they’ve created!”

This year, for the first time, the three grand prize winners were awarded $20,000 U.S. savings bonds for college in celebration of the upcoming K’NEX 20th anniversary in 2012. As part of the K’NEXpert Award Ceremony, the winners received their prize, enjoyed a lunch with K’NEX designers, and received a private factory tour. The day culminated with an opportunity for the winners to stock up on their favorite K’NEX parts and pieces directly from the warehouse. Throughout the day, the three young builders’ award-winning models were displayed at K’NEX headquarters.

K’NEX is the world’s most innovative construction toy company. As the winner of more than 200 international awards, K’NEX encourages youngsters to “imagine, build and play.” The K’NEXpert Search is an annual building contest that asks kids ages 5-12 to design an ultra-creative, original model made entirely out of K’NEX parts.

About K’NEX Brands
Founded in 1992, K’NEX Brands, the world’s most innovative construction toy company, was established to make and sell what has become one of the world’s leading integrated construction systems for children. Winner of over 200 international awards and recognitions, K’NEX is America’s building toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love, and encourages youngsters to “imagine, build and play.” Since 1992, The Rodon Group, a subsidiary of K'NEX Brands, L.P., has manufactured over 30 billion parts for the K'NEX building toy system. For more information, please visit http://www.knex.com or http://www.rodongroup.com.

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