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K'NEX Launches Nationwide Search for Talented Kid-Builders!

Hatfield, PA May 2014

K’NEX, the only Building Worlds Kids Love®, is excited to announce its 15th annual K’NEXpert Search, launching May 21, 2014! The nationwide K’NEXpert Search challenges young builders to design and submit a creative, original model made entirely from K’NEX® parts that will be judged on criteria such as, originality, creativity, and complexity of the model, given the age category.

The contest will have 4 Grand Prize Winners, one from each of the four different age group categories. Age groups include: 5-6 years old; 7-8 years old; 9-11 years old; and 12-14 years old. The four imaginative Grand Prize Winners will each receive a prize package valued at approximately $2,000 (US).

This year, Grand Prize Winners will receive the coolest K’NEXpert prize package yet, which includes, among other things: $1,000, an iPad Mini™, and a $500 K’NEX credit code good toward a shopping spree at knex.com. An additional eight Finalists will each receive, among other things, a $100 K'NEX credit code good toward a shopping spree at knex.com, and a K’NEX t-shirt.

The K’NEXpert Search runs through August 29, 2014, with winners announced in October. Children can enter using the online entry form found on the K’NEX website, www.knexperts.com. Submissions must include up to 3 photos of the creation, and a short video or one-page summary describing how the child came up with the idea, how long the design took to build, and how many K’NEX pieces were used. For more information, view the Official Rules here: http://bit.ly/knexpertrules

A panel of judges comprised of K’NEX employees will select the Semi-Finalists from each age category; an online vote taking place October 13-20, 2014 will determine the Annual K’NEXpert winners, and Joe Smith, Chief Development Officer at K’NEX, will then select the four Grand Prize Winners.
The K’NEXpert Search is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada, except those of Puerto Rico, U.S. territories or possessions, the Province of Quebec, and where prohibited, and no purchase is necessary. For more information on K’NEX, the contest or previous winners, visit www.knex.com/knexpert.

About K’NEX Brands

Founded in 1992, K’NEX Brands, the world’s most innovative construction toy company, was established to make and sell what has become one of the world’s leading integrated construction systems for children, and is America’s STEM building solution. Winner of over 250 international awards and recognitions, K’NEX, America’s