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Gimmicks & Gadgets Contest

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Invent a whatchamacallit?

If that whatchamacallit you invented is saving your utility time and money, it could earn you a little pocket change as well as recognition among your peers.


Tell Opflow about your original device by entering the annual Gimmicks & Gadgets Contest.

  • First place earns $800.
  • Second place nets $400.
  • Third place takes $300.

Winners are featured in the October issue of Opflow and honored at AWWA’s Water Infrastructure Conference in October.

For rules and guidelines, as well as a list of past winners, visit the Gimmicks & Gadgets Awards page.

Thanks to USABlueBook for sponsoring the Gimmicks & Gadgets Contest!

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Check out the 2014 contest's winning entry

Congratulations to David Beck, city of Brookfield (Wis.) Water Utility, for winning the 2014 Gimmicks & Gadgets contest with his De-Icer tool! The tool allows Brookfield staff to thaw their services safely and efficiently. For more information, read Beck's October 2014 Opflow article.

Videos of Winning Entries