WANTED

 

Thai students at the various engineering/design departments in Bangkok

10,000 BAHT

REWARD

 

AN OFFER OF 10,000 BAHT PRIZE TO THE PERSON WHO CAN DESIGN (ON PAPER A WORKING MODEL IS NOT REQUIRED) AN INGENIOUS AND ORIGINAL METHOD OF REMOVING CORKS FROM BOTTLES. A 2nd AND A 3rd PRIZE (4,000 BAHT AND 2,000 BAHT, RESPECTIVELY) WILL ALSO BE AWARDED.

THE ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED BY A GROUP OF PROFESSIONAL CORKSCREW COLLECTORS AND THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON October 15, 2004.

THERE ARE MANY VERSIONS OF THE 'CORKSCREW' THAT HAVE BEEN DESIGNED OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF CENTURIES. TO SEE SOME EXAMPLES OF THESE YOU CAN LOOK ON THE INTERNET AT:

http://www.corkscrew-balloon.com/cork/

http://www.bullworks.net/virtual.htm

http://www.corkscrewnet.com/

IN FACT, AT THESE SITES YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIND ALMOST EVERY TYPE OF CORK REMOVAL DEVICE EVER INVENTED.

FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTEST I AM LOOKING FOR A NEW WAY TO REMOVE THE CORK FROM THE BOTTLE; ONE THAT IS NOT JUST A COPY OF SOME PREVIOUS DESIGN. THE DESIGN THAT YOU SUBMIT NEED NOT BE PRACTICAL OR EVEN CAPABLE OF BEING MANUFACTURED. ALL THAT IS NECESSARY IS THAT IT BE UNIQUE. IT CAN EVEN BE RIDICULOUS AND FUNNY. I WANT 'CREATIVITY' TO BE YOUR GOAL. IT NEED NOT EVEN BE A CORKSCREW.

ANYONE INTERESTED IN OFFERING A DESIGN SHOULD CONTACT ME AT:

CORKSCREWDESIGN@YAHOO.COM