How to enter the Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest

Before you register

Ensure you have read the contest rules before registering and that your team is eligible to take part. The Contest Rules are the terms and conditions of the contest. By submitting an application to enter, applicants will be deemed to have declared themselves in accordance with these terms and conditions, and in acceptance of the Contest Rules.

We also recommend that you:

  • Read the contest schedule and take note of the deadlines.
  • Visit the spaghetti workshop page to learn about what it takes to build a machine successfully.
  • Ensure you’ve got the people, space, time, and financial resources (if required) to make your participation in the contest viable.
  • Ensure that you will be able to transport both your machine and enough team members to set up and operate it at the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus for the judging event.

Places in the competition are limited, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us:

Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest 2020

How to enter

Entry for the contest is online. Applicants will be asked to provide:

  • School name and address
  • Staff supervisor name and contact details (email, phone)
  • The expected number of students in the team
  • A declaration of agreement to abide by the contest rules (as detailed on the contest website)
  • We will require a list of participating students closer to the contest date

There is no registration fee for school teams wishing to take part in the contest, however incidental costs to the team/school may arise (materials, transport, etc) depending on your team/project and its needs.

A list of successfully registered teams will be made available on the website on Friday 19 March and will be notified via email.


As contest coordinator and promoter, The Melbourne School of Engineering will treat all personal information obtained through the contest in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). Teams consent to the publication of their names, school and photographs on the Melbourne School of Engineering website, in the course of reporting on, or promoting, this year’s contest now and in the future. Photographs taken at the contest may be used in promotional materials developed by the University of Melbourne.


Entries have closed for 2021.