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Model Fort Contest

Model Fort Contest




Model Fort Contest

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Students ages 9-17 are invited to enter Fort Ligonier's Model Fort Contest! Registration opens January 31, 2024!

Fort Ligonier is considered the finest, authentically reconstructed French and Indian War Fort in North America! Historic preservationists for decades conducted research and utilized colonial building techniques to preserve the Fort you see today.

We’re inviting (students ages 9-17) to conduct their own research and put their building skills to the test.  Students can work independently or in groups of up to four to create their very own 18th century fort. Have fun creating your entry!

Contest Details:

  • Participation is free! No entry fee applies
  • Entries required to drop their models off at Fort Ligonier between 2:00 – 4:00 PM Monday – Friday March 4-8, or no later than  1:00 PM on Saturday, March 9, 2024
  • Only one member from group participants required to register entry (Must list first and last name of all participants in group on registration form)
  • Winners’ will be announced Saturday, March 9 following the judging at 3:00 PM
  • $100 Cash prize  will be awarded to the winning entry in each of the following age rages: 9-11, 12-14, 15-17
  •  $50 Voters Choice Award will also be included (all visitors welcome to participate)
  • Judging to be based on the age of oldest group member
  • Students participating in the contest receive free admission
  • Families and friends may visit the museum at a reduced $8 admission fee for the day

Get started by clicking on the links below for research and inspiration!

Additional Resources:

Fort Competition Information Packet

Forts on the Frontier 1758

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