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Cornell, WhiteWater launch 2018 Theme Park Design Competition: $6000 in cash prizes

Theme Park Design Competition

The Cornell Theme Park Entertainment Group has announced the launch of the 2018 Theme Park Design Competition presented by WhiteWater West Industries Ltd.

Additional support is being provided by Adirondack Studios, PGAV Destinations, Raven Sun Creative, and Ripley Entertainment Inc.

The competition challenges students to design an immersive experience using state-of-the-art water ride technologies. Cash prizes totalling $6000 will be awarded to the winning team and runners-up.TEA Cornell logo jpeg a

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This year, teams are being asked to take their vision from ‘blue-sky’ concept to budgeted and rendered pitch. This will therefore require a breadth of skills to create a successful proposal given technical and financial constraints.

Submissions will be judged by a panel of industry experts. They will assess them for creativity, feasibility, and attention to detail.

Teams can be composed of 2 to 4 participants currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate programme at an accredited college or university. Participants on a team may also be from different colleges or universities, and interdisciplinary teams are recommended.

Cornell Theme Park Design Competiton

Cornell Theme Park Entertainment Group

Cornell Theme Park Entertainment Group is an independent student organisation at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. This is the fourth year it has hosted the competition. Open to university students both in the United States and abroad, last year’s event attracted 33 teams representing 22 universities and 26 disciplines.

Last years’ annual Cornell Theme Park Design Competition was won by a team from the University of Texas at Austin with winning design (above) for an attraction called Wraith of the Creek.

Registration will be open through Sunday, March 18th 2018.

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Charles Read

Charles is Managing Director at Blooloop. He attends numerous trade shows around the world and frequently speaks about trends and social media for the attractions industry at conferences. Outside of Blooloop his passions are diving, trees and cricket.

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