MMYN Design Challenge returns in 2017 for Delaware elementary school students

Dover International Speedway is excited to announce the kickoff of the second annual “Monster Mile Youth Nation Design Challenge,” a project that combines the thrills of NASCAR with the skills of art, creativity and design during national “Youth Art Month” in March. This event is open to fifth-grade art classes in Delaware

  • In March, classes will have the chance to design the official Dover International Speedway

    The 2016 winning pace car design included a rainbow across the hood and a ladybug on the roof.

    pace car paint scheme with the paper template the Speedway provides. Students are encouraged to be as creative as possible with the color schemes but be sure to only use simple tools such as crayons, markers and colored pencils. No computer designs are allowed.

  • The winning design will be converted to reality and will appear on the Speedway’s pace car that will be used during our 2017 racing season.
  • The pace car will visit the winning student’s school, and be available for display for a day.
  • The entire program is free of charge.
    The grand prize for the winning student will include:
  • Winning design will be used to create the paint scheme on the official Dover International Speedway pace car and the car will make an appearance at the school of the winner.
  • All fifth-grade students who submit an entry will receive one adult and one Junior ticket to the Saturday, June 3 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Dover International Speedway.
  • Winning student will receive a VIP experience at the Saturday, June

    NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Erik Jones visited W.B. Simpson Elementary School in April 2016 to reveal the winner of the inaugural MMYN Design Challenge.

    3 NASCAR XFINITY Series race, including the opportunity to be on stage for pre-race activities, and luxury suite passes for their family, the student’s teacher and a guest.

  • The winning student’s class will have the opportunity to take a guided Speedway tour.
  • Through this activity, we hope to be able to show students how art and design skills can be useful in a variety of careers and open a new avenue in their art appreciation.
  • The submitted entries will be judged by Speedway officials. The deadline for entries is Friday, March 31. Entries can be submitted by individual students, groups of students, or a class.
  • Twenty schools have registered for the 2017 contest. Read more about the 2016 MMYN Design Challenge here.
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