The first IgniteBC will also feature a challenge to all attendees to create The Mother of All Paper Airplanes Ever!
Submissions will be evaluated using multiple criteria including aesthetic design, fold complexity, uniqueness, performance and overall coolness. All planes are to be manufactured onsite, using supplied 11 X 17 paper. There is no restriction on size, only that each submission can use one sheet of paper. No scissors or sharp objects of any kind are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own craft implements, crayons, glue, and paperclips if necessary.
No cheating, either. If you bring a pre-made plane, and we catch you, you’ll have to buy each of the presenters a round. And no sabotage or schemes to impede someone else’s chances: if you get caught doing that, you’ll have to buy the other person AND the presenters all their rounds for the rest of the night.
Teams can be formed to collaborate on the final design, but only one pilot must be declared for the plane’s maiden voyage. The pilot will only have one chance to fly their plane. Winners of the contest will be announced at the conclusion of the event, approximately 15 minutes after the last speaker.
By the way, we are still working on prizes. If anyone wants to donate any corporate swag for this contest, we’d be more than happy to give you props on the Sponsorship section of the website. If we don’t secure any sponsors, then rest assured you will receive – at the very least – a framed certificate that proves once and for all that you are the man with the plan (or woman, as the case may be… it just rhymed better).
Here is a draft of the Certificate of Aerodynamic Super Genius: