It’s Competition Time again! It’s time to test your planning, skill, creativity and patience…

The Great Spaghetti & Marshmallow Tower Building Challenge is brought to you by Run Projects and our structural engineering friends, Blue Engineering.

Various discussions were had about what building materials should be used for this competition and then, all of a sudden, after a few days of silence this awesome image appeared from Blue Engineering on our WhatsApp feed:


This tower measured 1m in height, just to give you an idea of what’s possible!

So the Great Spaghetti & Marshmallow Challenge was born! We questioned whether it was appropriate to ask people to use spaghetti during a time when it may not be easy to get hold of but the beauty of this is that, after your tower collapses (which it may or may not do), you can boil up the spaghetti and enjoy a delightful pasta dish. It’s up to you whether you eat the marshmallows!

The competition will run until midnight on 12th May 2020. The winning creations will be judged on complexity, flare and the weird and wonderful!

Over the course of the next two weeks we will try to post a few top tips. Here are a couple to get you going:

  • Consider leaving your marshmallows out for a few hours (or longer) before starting.
  • Have a plain background when photographing your creation – it will make it easier to see.

Please submit your entry (or entries) via Instagram or Facebook and tag #SpagTowerChallenge, @RunProjects and @BlueEngineering OR email to hello@runprojects.co.uk. When emailing, please include your name, age, email and phone number.

Good luck and we can’t wait to see your creations.

The Run Projects Team


For full terms and conditions please see below.

Terms & Conditions:
  1. The promoter is: AMC Run Projects Ltd, referred to below as Run Projects, (company no. 09432601) whose registered office is at 3D South Park Studios, 88 Peterborough Road, London SW6 3HH.
  2. The competition is open to anyone.
  3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  4. Nothing other than spaghetti or marshmallows can be used in the building of your tower (ie, no glue, selotape, bluetak etc). Spaghetti can be cut to any lengths desired.
  5. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via runprojects.co.uk.
  6. There is no limit to the number of entries per person.
  7. Closing date for entry will be Tuesday 12th May at Midnight. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be included for judging.
  8. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  9. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows: Enter your image(s) via Instagram or Facebook and tag, #SpagTowerChallenge, @RunProjects and @BlueEngineering OR email your entry to hello@runprojects.co.uk, along with the following information:
    1. Name of entrant (s)
    2. Email address / phone number
    3. Ages of entrant (s)
    4. Brief description of your Tower
  10. Run Projects shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage.
  11. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions at any time. Any changes to the competition will be highlighted on the competition page of co.uk.
  12. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  13. There are 2 prizes available, one for the Junior category for those aged 15 or under and one for the Senior category of those aged 16 +. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice. We will contact the winners with details of the prizes within 28 days of the competition end date.
  14. The entries will be judged by Run Projects and Blue Engineering and the decision as to those able to take part and selection of winners is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into.
  15. The winner will be notified by email and/or phone within 14 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  16. By entering this competition the entrant is agreeing to the use of any submitted imagery across any social media channels (such as but not limited to, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter), including the websites of Run Projects and Blue Engineering.
  17. Run Projects’ decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  18. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  19. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by [English] law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of [England].
  20. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  21. The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by emailing the hello@runprojects.co.uk.
  22. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to AMC Run Projects Ltd and Blue Engineering Ltd and not to any other party.