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Posted on: October 8, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Community a big winner with Danville’s Cardboard Challenge

More than 250 people participated in Danville’s Cardboard Challenge on Saturday and $10,000 was awarded to local non-profits, making the first-year event a huge success.

“This event greatly exceeded our expectations,” said Danville Parks and Recreation Special Events Coordinator Lynette Anderson. “We’d like to thank all the local businesses that donated cardboard and tape. We also want to say thanks to Danville Regional Foundation, to all the teachers and mentors who shared Caine’s Arcade with their students and to all the participants who put on their creative caps and made this event a huge success.”

During the event, teams entered projects constructed solely out of cardboard. The projects were put on display throughout the Imagine Children’s Festival and the community voted on their favorite displays. A panel of judges also voted. Each team competed on behalf of a local non-profit.

The Cardboard Challenge was inspired by the story of Caine Monroy, a 9-year-old who spent his summer building an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store, the Imagination Foundation created the Global Cardboard Challenge to celebrate child creativity and to recognize the role communities can play in fostering said creativity. The video can be viewed at

This year’s winners included:

Danville Community College General Engineering Class competing for Habitat for Humanity – Best in Show

Epiphany School competing for Epiphany School – Most Creative

Galileo Magnet High School competing for Danville Area Humane Society – Favorite High School Project

Danville Community College Sculpture 1 Class competing for Danville Cancer Association – Most Functional, Best River Theme

Forest Hills Elementary School competing for Danville Humane Society – Favorite Elementary School Project, Largest Team, and Most Colorful Project

Cardinal Village Tenants Association competing for Cardinal Village Tenants Association – Tallest Project and Best Sign

Morgan Worsham, charity TBD – Best Day of Project

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