The Deconstruction isn’t a die-hard competition, but let’s be honest, everything is more fun with prizes.   The 2013 Deconstruction will have several award categories.

-The 2013 Deconstruction Award:  This is the grand prize (the one for the Full Spectrum Laser).  Judging is based on a combination of overall concept,  creative repurposing of objects and ideas, and documentation.

- The 2013 Deconstruction “ Problem Solving” Award: This award is given to the team who best isolates a real problem and deconstructs a real solution to that problem.   This is the “make the world a better place award”.

-The 2013 Deconstruction “Awesomeness” Award:  This award is given to the most fun, amazing, inspiring, or just makes you happy final entry.   “Awesomeness” cannot be defined, but you always know it when you see it.  This is the “make the world a more fun place award”.

-The 2013 Deconstruction “Best in Internets” Award:  This award is given  to the team who produces the most fun and entertaining 48-hour live stream during their build.   Costumes, karaoke, jousting, streaming kitten cam, bring it on. This is the “make the internet a better place award”.

-The 2013 Deconstruction “Young Maker Award”: Given to a team of students who best use teamwork, and collaborative problem solving skills during the 48 hours.

Prizes: Self Satisfaction…massive bragging rights…..a slightly used unicorn (she’s got some miles on er, but still drives straight)….the *highly* coveted Deconstruction trophy.

Oh yeah…there’s also a brand new 40W Full Spectrum 5th Generation Hobby Laser!!  Read more about it here.  We will be announcing a few more prizes in the coming days.