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Virginia Kid Wind Challenge


This year the Virginia KidWind Challenge was held at Thomas Harrison Middle School in Harrisonburg, VA on Saturday March 16th, 2013 from 10a-4p in coordination with the first annual Virginia Wind Festival. For pictures of the Challenge and Festival please visit our Facebook page.

Winning Teams

Middle School Division:

  • 1st PLACE: Kemps Landing Magnet School, Team 2
  • 2nd PLACE: Kenmore Middle School, Team Makerbot
  • 3rd PLACE: Jack Jouett Middle School, Ohm Raiders
  • JUDGE'S AWARD: Spring Hill Elementary School, GEMS

High School Division:

  • 1st PLACE & JUDGE'S AWARD: Battlefield High School, iWind
  • 2nd PLACE: Battlefield High School, Kajoi, Hyejune and the Jaunderful Winds

Open Division:

  • 1st PLACE: Jack Jouett Middle School, Kilowatt Kommandos
  • 2nd PLACE & JUDGE'S AWARD: The Gereau Center/Center for Energy Efficient Design, Cool Breeze
  • 3rd PLACE: Massanutten Technical Center, MTC Blue

Thank you to all our judges...

  • Blue Ridge Community College
  • Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
  • Alstom
  • Central Virginia Wind Energy
  • Retired Systems Engineer & Turbine Owner
  • James Madison University

Thank you to our Sponsor...


Individual teams that register will receive:

  • 2 Competition generators
  • 3 Resistors (1 each: 10, 30, 50 ohm–½ watt)
  • 1 Digital multimeter
  • 1 12 Hole Crimping Hub
  • 20 ¼” dowels

About the Competition

The Challenge: The Kid Wind Challenge is a wind turbine design competition for middle and high school students. Teams of 2-4 students incorporate engineering and science to build powerful small-scale wind turbines and compete with other students from around the state to generate the most electricity. This event is a chance to get students involved and excited about alternative energy and sustainability. On top of gaining teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving skills, students will learn key scientific concepts during their constructions. This is a great opportunity that we hope you’ll take advantage of! For more information about the challenge and the complete rules, click here.

When you register at KidWind you may be eligible to receive a kit with some materials to get your team started. In an effort to help teachers and students compete in the KidWind Challenge, KidWind is offering, on a first come, first serve basis, basic wind turbine materials at a subsidized cost. You must be one of the first 30 teams to register for the competition in Virginia to be eligible for this subsidy.

For more information or questions or if you would like to be put on our mailing list, please contact us.

Previous KidWind Challenges