“Why STEM Learning Is Important To My Future”
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Contest and Official Rules

No purchase necessary, void where prohibited.

Contest open to Teachers or PTO parent representatives (Entering Adult) of Western PA 3rd, 4th and 5th grade elementary classes including Home, Cyber or other alternative education schools.

Entries must be received by TBD. (Contest sponsors are not responsible for late or misdirected mail)

Valid entries are handwritten essays from 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students in response to the statement: “Why learning about Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (chose one or more) is important to my future.” We will also accept entries about Art for STEAM learning.

One essay received is enough to enter a class to win however odds for winning are increased by having the entire class enter essays. One entry per student.

The Entry Process

Essays must include student’s first name and last initial, grade and name of school and be mailed along with an official entry form that includes Entering Adult’s contact information. One official entry form can accompany essays mailed together for an entire class.  To obtain official entry form, please send an email to funslidescarpetskatepark@gmail.com with subject line: STEM Contest

Entries must be mailed or delivered to Fun Slides Park, Attn: STEM Contest – 1130 Perry Highway #300, Pittsburgh PA 15237.

The Prizes

Student finalists will each receive 2 Fun Slides Stay ‘n Play admission passes valued over $50. Entering Adult will be notified. 6 Winners will be selected from finalists to receive one of 6 Grand Prizes of a Fun Slides STEM fieldtrip for their class. Fieldtrip is limited up to 40 free students and is valued at over $700 (additional students may be added at a discounted rate based on availability). Fieldtrip consists of a 2 hour admission to Fun Slides Carpet Skatepark, which includes 30 minutes of STEM learning and 90 minutes of skate time. An additional hour of skating may be substituted for the STEM learning time if STEM educator is not available on chosen date for fieldtrip (3 hours total) Odds of winning will vary based on number of entries received.

The names of Grand Prize winning classes and Entering Adults will be announced on Fun Slides Facebook page and website. Winners will be notified by phone or email.

Entries will be judged on originality by a combination of educators, parents and Fun Slides management and owners. All decisions are final.

Terms and Conditions of Entering

Entering Adult must request an official entry form by email and complete an official request to enter. To obtain official entry form, please send an email to funslidescarpetskatepark@gmail.com with subject line: STEM Contest . Person entering contest grants permission to contest sponsors for their name and or likeness to be used publically for advertising or publicity purposes.

Entering Adult must agree to send information on the contest, provided by Fun Slides, home with students via emailed pdf file or paper flyer for parent or guardian notification. Any permission needed for student to enter is the responsibility of Entering Adult to obtain.

Fieldtrip must be taken by May 30th 2018 and must be scheduled at least one week in advance. Bus transportation is available but is not included in the Grand Prize. Transportation is the responsibility of winning class.  Other skaters may be present at time of field trip and private use of Fun Slides Park is not guaranteed.

Waivers and following all general rules of Fun Slide Park are required for all to skate.


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