Captains Meeting Date: March 1, 2018
Pre-Compliance Check: March 2, 2018
Competition Date: March 2, 2018

Technical Paper Due: February 16, 2018

Captains Meeting Time: 7:30 PM
Pre-Compliance Check Period: 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
Competition Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Group time and location On Sched

Location:Plaza of the Americas

Rules: GeoWall Rules

Submission Procedures:

  • Electronic Submission is now closed
  • Bring Dam to compliance check at 8:45 – 9:45 AM on March 2


Updated 2/1/18

  1. 1/28/18
    Is the technical paper for the Geowall competition different than the design paper? Because the rules say the design paper is due February 9 but the technical paper is due February 16.
    The Geowall technical paper is the same as the design paper. The paper should be due on February 16.
  2. 1/28/18 Meetings
    GeoWall Captains Meeting will be 7:30 PM on March 1 at Depot Park in front of the Box Car.
    Geowall Pre-Compliance Check will be 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM on March 2 at Geowall competition. Teams may come at any point during this window. All walls must be checked before competition begins at 10:00 AM.
  3. 1/28/18
    As the February 9th deadline for submitting the regional design paper approaches, I would just like to ask how to electronically submit the paper.  I was unable to find an email address in Mailer 2.  What are the submittal procedures?
    Submittal procedures for the regional paper sending PDF format file to
    Email Subject and File Name: “GeoWall Challenge – School Name”
    Note: Maximum email size of 50MB due to server limitations.
  4. 2/1/18
    Are handles allowed to be attached to both the front and back of the box such that transportation of the sandbox is easier?
    The rules state that box need to have planar insides which means there can’t be anything inside the box besides the tie rod and the pile guide. However, permanent handles may be attached to the outside of the box.
  5. 1/28/18
    Are the wooden pile guides attached to the base essentially a disc with 1/4″ thickness?
    The pile guides are wooden disks with 1/4 inch thickness center in the specified locations. They insure the bases of the PVC piles are held in the correct location. The guides at the top of the piles must be temporary. We have brought this question to the attention of nationals and will respond with our official answer as soon as possible.
  6. 2/1/18
    We have read in the questions and answers section of the rules (in reference to posting question 1 and 2) that we were not allowed to be attached to the outside of the front panel permanently however the rules mention that handles or knobs may be attached to the outside of front panel to aid in removal interior surface of the box. In reference to the rules and the question and answers what would recommend we follow.
    Knobs and handles may be attached to the outside faces of the sandbox.
  7. 2/1/18
    I would also like to know if  we have to have the tie rod and the wooden pile guide to the base in order to align the pile already assembled when we arrive at the competition.
    The tie rod and wooden pile guides may be removed to ease the transportation process. However, they must be in place during the inspection of the sandbox and before any sand can be placed into the box during the construction phase of the competition.