Kick Ass Oregon History Diorama Contest 2015

Kick Ass Oregon History Diorama ContestThe 4th annual Kick Ass Oregon History Diorama Contest is under way.

You made them in Mrs. Dingleberry’s 5th grade American History class. You saw them at that Crappy County Historical Society your Dad drug you to on that one summer road trip. And you envied Suzie Snotgrass’s winning science faire entry of Tranquility Base.

NOW Vengeance can be yours, Dear Ass Kicker!

Here’s how it works : Create a diorama depicting a Kick Ass Oregon Historical event (perhaps check out the podcasts and website for inspiration), take photos of your masterpiece, and email them to by February 10, 2015.

The winners will be announced at Oregon’s Birthday Party and Diorama Show in Kick Astoria!! on Saturday, February 14, 2015. Win fabulous prizes – and bask in fame and glory and gain a whole gang of fourth graders who HATE YOU and to whom you can constantly sing-song “my diorama was better than yours” each and every-time you see them at Freddies.

Entries will be judged on four categories, each worth 10 points:

  1. Kick Ass-ness
  2. Oregon Historical Significance
  3. Originality
  4. Ass Kicken-ness!

You don’t have to be present at the Merry Time show on February 14 to win, but if you do bring your diorama to the show, you’ll earn 5 bonus points.

Prizes include passes to upcoming Kick Ass Oregon History tours, and booze!

Stay tuned to @Oregon_History on Twitter and check out the recap of last year’s event for photos of previous entries, and more details.

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Curious Gallery Flyer 2015

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Illumination No 1

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