Playing with Bubble Wrap Could Make You $10,000

Calling all 5th through 8th graders who like to play with Bubble Wrap. The Bubble Wrap Competition for Young Inventors invites young scientists to exercise their creativity in developing an invention that incorporates Bubble Wrap cushioning. This is the first time the competition has ever been held, and winners will receive up to $10,000 in savings bonds as well as a trip to New York, where the Grand Prize Winner will be announced on Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day – January 29, 2007. Is it just me or did I miss the fact that Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day is actually a holiday? Mark your calendars… I’m taking the day off.

Does anyone have more information on this? I think that it has the makings of a fun television story. I just have to sell my producer on the idea. Ooops… I’m taking the day off.

4 replies
  1. Sue
    Sue says:

    Steamboat Springs, Colorado has a top ten national semi-finalist in the Bubble Wrap competition, 13 year old Hannah Barkey. There were over 800 entries. There will be an article in the Steamboat Pilot/Today newspaper next week.

  2. Steve
    Steve says:

    Grayson Rosenberger wins NATIONAL CONTEST – January 09, 2007

    Grayson Rosenberger, Class of 2011, has been announced as the winner of the Bubble Wrap® Competition for Young Inventors!!

    Grayson, the son of Gracie and Peter Rosenberger and brother of Parker Rosenberger, Class of 2007, entered the national contest and his creation “” a cosmetic skin covering for artificial legs crafted out of Bubble Wrap® “” was selected from more than 800 entries from 36 states as the winner!!

    Grayson and his family are enjoying NYC and want to thank the FRA family for all of the support and encouragement that Grayson has received over the past few weeks! Congratulations to Grayson and the Rosenbergers!!

    More information:

  3. Cynthia Palmer
    Cynthia Palmer says:

    I enjoyed speaking with you today to let you know that Grayson won the Bubblewrap Contest. I was part of last year’s Summer in the Rockies and I go to your site often to get FUN ideas. This one really sounded like fun and I presented it to the entire middle school(5-8).

    Grayson not only won a contest, but he came up with something that will change people’s lives. Who says having fun is not important?!



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