K'NEX Launches New & Improved K'NEXpert Search

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Building Challenge will award four creative kid builders prize packages worth $3,650.


K'NEXpert search

"Grand prize winners will receive the coolest K’NEXpert prize package yet: $2,500, an iPad Mini™, a $250 gift card to Toys “R” Us®, and a $500 K’NEX credit code good toward a shopping spree at knex.com."

K'NEX, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love®, is thrilled to announce exciting changes for its 14th annual K’NEXpert search, launching May 29, 2013! The K’NEXpert Search challenges young builders to design & submit a creative, original model made entirely from K’NEX parts and are judged on creativity, uniqueness and detail.

For the first time since its launch in 2001, the contest will have 4 grand-prize winners from four different age groups. Age groups include: 5-6 years old; 7-8 years old; 9-11 years old; and 12-14 years old (a new category this year). The four imaginative children who win will each receive a prize package valued at $3,650.

This year, grand prize winners will receive the coolest K’NEXpert prize package yet: $2,500, an iPad Mini™, a $250 gift card to Toys “R” Us®, and a $500 K’NEX credit code good toward a shopping spree at knex.com. An additional eight finalists will each receive a $250 K'NEX credit code good towards a shopping spree at knex.com, a $100 Toys “R” Us gift card and a K’NEX t-shirt.

The K’NEXpert Search runs through August 23, 2013, with winners announced in October. Children can enter using the online entry form found on the K’NEX website, http://www.knexperts.com. Submissions must include 3 photos of the creation, and a one-minute video or one-page summary describing how the child came up with the idea, how long the design took to build and how many K’NEX pieces were used. For more information, view the official rules here: http://www.knexperts.com/2014-KNEXpert-Search-Rules-5-28.pdf

A panel of judges comprised of K’NEX employees will select semi-finalists; an online vote will determine twelve winners and Joe Smith, Senior Vice President of Development at K’NEX, will choose the four Grand Prize Winners.

The K’NEXpert Search is open to all U.S. residents, excluding those in Maine, and no purchase is necessary. For more information on K’NEX, the contest or previous winners, visit http://www.knex.com/knexpert.

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 and is America’s STEM building solution. Winner of over 250 international awards and recognitions, K’NEX, America’s building toy company, is focused on Building Worlds Kids Love and encourages youngsters to “imagine, build and play.” From the living room to the classroom, K’NEX has building toys specially designed for every age group and skill level. The K’NEX family of brands includes K’NEX Building Sets, K’NEX Thrill Rides, K’NEX Education, Lincoln Logs®, Tinkertoy®, NASCAR®, Angry Birds™, Mario Kart Wii™, Mario Kart 7™, Super Mario™, PacMan™ and more. Since 1992, The Rodon Group, a subsidiary of K'NEX Brands, L.P., has manufactured over 31 billion parts for the K'NEX building toy system. Join us as we help build the leaders of tomorrow. For more information, please visit http://www.knex.com or http://www.rodongroup.com.


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