Children who are 12 and older can compete in 10 to 12 different challenges, depending on what time allows. The challenges include:
- Nose Dive, in which competitors will use a bit of petroleum jelly on their nose – and just that – to move as many cotton balls as they can from one bowl to another.
- the Princess Race, which will test the teens’ posture, speed and dexterity. They will need to complete an obstacle course while balancing a book on their head.
- Kick Off, where competitors will try to punt as many cans as they can into buckets. The farther away the bucket is, the more points each kick is worth.
- Dicey, in which teens will balance as many vertically stacked dice as they can on a popsicle stick. Not difficult enough? What if they have to hold the popsicle sticks with mouth instead of their hands?
- Hot Air, where competitors will use a balloon and their own hot air to knock as many cups as they can off of a table.
- the Cookie Unicorn, where teens will balance as many cookies as possible on their forehead without letting them fall.
- Face the Cookie, in which teens will need to move a cookie from their forehead to their mouth using only their facial muscles. (You can never have too many cookie-related contests.)
The competitors who win the most challenges will receive prizes, including gift cards and some other surprises.
Those who wish to compete in Minute to Win It can register by calling the Mentor Public Library's reference desk at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247. You can also sign up on the library’s web site, www.mentorpl.org.