KidWind Challenge

The KidWind Challenge, which officially kicked off in 2009, is an annual event that allows students to explore the power of wind by building and testing their own wind turbine21s and then competing against other teams in their age division (4th-8th or 9th-12th). The Kansas Energy program began hosting this event in Kansas in 2018. In 2019, Kansas hosted regional KidWind Challenges for the first time. Plans are underway to add a fifth regional competition in the Kansas City area in 2020. Regional events lower the barrier for schools from the far corners of the state to participate. The top two winners in each age division from each of the regional challenges move on to compete at the statewide competition. Winning teams at the statewide KidWind Challenge are invited to the national KidWind Challenge. For 2020, the national Challenge will be held in Denver. 

Below is information posted regarding the 2019 KidWind Challenge, which wrapped up in May. If you have any questions about the event in 2020, please reach out to us at

Past Kansas KidWind Challenge results

2019 KidWind Challenge 

Do you want to print or pass along a summary of this information? Check out our promotional flyer in English or Spanish. Our recent informational webinars are also available to watch on our YouTube channel (or you can download the PDF

2019 Kansas KidWind Challenge Schedule
Region Date Location
Southwest 2/7/19 (Thu) Dodge City
(rescheduled due to weather)
Northeast 2/14/19 (Thu) Manhattan (Unger Complex)
Southeast 3/1/19 (Fri) Burlington (Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant)
Southwest 3/5/19 (Tue) Great Bend (Kansas Wetlands Education Center)
Northwest 3/7/19 (Thu) Oakley (NW Kansas Educational Service Center)
Statewide 3/30/19 (Sat) Topeka (Kansas Museum of History)
National 5/20 - 5/23/19 Houston (additional details)

Important KidWind Challenge documents

2019 KidWind Challenge sponsors and partners

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