CLIF Kid Backyard Game of the Year Contest 6/17/13 1PP6-12

Do you know a creative kid who has come up with a super fun backyard game idea? Five Individual finalists, between the ages of 6-12 years old, will be chosen to present their games at the CLIF Kid Backyard Game of the Year Playoffs in San Diego this July. At the Playoffs, a grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship and four runners-up will receive $1,000 scholarships. All five finalists will also win an awesome bike and a helmet!

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Eligibility: United States; 18+ to enter on behalf of a 6-12 year old

Entry Dates: begins on 3/20/2013 and ends on 6/17/2013 at 09:00 am

Website Entry | Official Rules

  • Game must be created by kids ages 6 – 12
  • Game must be able to be played outside
  • Game must include two or more players
  • Game can use physical play elements such as balls, hula hoops, chairs, etc.
  • Game can use story elements such as role playing
  • Game cannot promote violence

Entry Limit: One Entry Per Person

Five (5) potential Finalists (A Finalist includes the Entrant and Qualifying Child) will receive a 3-day/2-night trip for the Finalists to the Playoffs, one (1) kid’s bike and  one (1) kids helmet. Finalists must attend the Playoffs and demonstrate their Game to the judges to be eligible for the Scholarship. The bikes and helmets will be provided within three (3) months following the Playoffs.


Finalist Prize: includes a round trip coach air travel from the major gateway airport closest to the Finalist residence (airports determined solely by Sponsor); ground transportation to and from airport to hotel and to and from hotel to the Playoffs, double occupancy hotel accommodations for two (2) nights; a grand total of $500 spending money awarded in the form of a prepaid card to the Finalist. Each Qualifying Child must be accompanied by one (1) parent or legal guardian who is 18 years of age or older (except residents of Alabama and Nebraska, who must be 19 years of age or older). Travel and accommodations are subject to availability and certain restrictions. Additional requirements may apply. Trip must be taken on dates specified by Sponsor, or trip will be forfeited in its entirety. Travel dates are currently anticipated to be from July 26, 2013 to July 28, 2013, but are subject to change as deemed necessary by Sponsor in its sole discretion. ARV: $3,340

Drawing Date: On or about June 19, 2013 Sponsor will judge the Entries. The five (5) Entries with the highest score will be deemed the finalists. The Entrant and the Qualifying Child shall collectively be known as a Finalist. The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding. The Sponsor will judge the Entries according to the following judging criteria:

(a) Creativity (50%)
(b) Uniqueness (25%)
(c) Likelihood it was created by a kid (25%)

On or about June 21, 2013, the Sponsor will notify the potential Finalists that they have been selected as Finalists. Potential Finalists will be notified by email at the email address used at the time of entry submission or by telephone at the telephone number stated in the Entry submission.

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  1. Ann McElhinney says

    I won a bike from CLIF last Fall. They are a terrific group to work with.

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