ASABE's Fountain Wars is a hands-on, real-time student design competition that takes place at the Society's annual international meeting. Collegiate teams design and model their fountains onsite, and build and test their actual entries under time pressure.

Fountain Wars requires a modest design document and limited expenditures. The competition is primarily targeted at student clubs or participants in sophomore/junior-level class design projects. Teams will arrive at the competition with a design for their fountain, along with their assembly materials.

After making a brief, marketing-style promotion, they will construct their system during a 120-minute construction period. Awards are based on the written report, oral presentation, construction, technical tasks and aesthetic display segments of the event.

Cash prizes for top finishers, plus seven specialty awards!


The 2022 Fountain Wars rules are now available here.

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Fountain Wars in Action

2019 Competition, Boston

2018 Competition, Detroit