Introducing the 2016 Pinewood Derby Photo Contest

February 9, 2016

Pinewood Derby Photo Contest 2016.

Here it is, back by popular demand! We all had so much fun with last year’s Pinewood Derby Photo Contest and we heard from many of you that you hoped it would be something to continue the next year and beyond.

Well, next year is right now, and it’s about time we launched this year’s contest. Actually, we listened to many of you who expressed a wish that the contest would start a bit later and go a bit longer in the year to ensure that most packs and districts had an opportunity to share their favorite photos of Pinewood Derby. That said, please remember that you can submit a photo of a previous year’s Pinewood Derby if your area isn’t holding the event until later in the year.

Now to the particulars.

Starting now, today, this moment, and running until April 7th, you may upload a photo with the theme of Pinewood Derby to our contest right here on the official Cub Scouts website.

The photo should be yours and not the work of anyone else.

We say Pinewood Derby-themed, because while we love seeing your cars and creative racers, we also love photos that feature the process, the spirit, and the event of making and celebrating all things Pinewood Derby. So the field is wide open!

Pinewood Derby Photo Contest

Once you submit your photo into our contest, be sure to share your entry on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest with the tag #PinewoodDerby2016. We want to be able to see your photos on social media and re-share them with the wider audience of Scouting fans all over the country.

How to Win.

Of course, we’ll pick random winners along the way, and choose a set of finalists you can vote for on Facebook, much like last year, with the winners receiving gift cards to get all your favorite Scouting gear at

Mostly, however, this contest is really all about having some fun with one of our favorite Cub Scout traditions of the entire year. So if you love the Derby, and you have the photos to prove it, share the love by submitting your photo to our Pinewood Derby Photo Contest.

For fun, check out last year’s contest winners, and please remember the principle of sportsmanship and the qualities of the Scout Law that remind us all, especially adults, to be kind in real life, and online.

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