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Help me brainstorm some auxiliary unofficial Pinewood Derby awards

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I'm kind of stuck at "Most Creative," "Sportiest Looking," and "Sparkliest" cars. Help me out here. :) 

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Carefullest Driver, Off Road Enthusiast, Best Paint Job, Fastest Looking,  

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We always created design categories since not everyone has the means or the know how to compete on speed. We gave out a certificate for each rank then a trophy for the winner in each category.  We came out awards for best in show, blackest black, hand decorated, hand painted {my favorite}, scout theme, sports theme, military theme, American theme but if you just google cub scout pinewood derby themes there will be more than you can ever imagine.

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We did parents choice and kids choice this year. The results were interesting. A kid glued a fortnite sticker to his car and won kids choice... smh

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We always have: Fastest Car, Marathon Winner (the slowest car (which has to make it past the finish line to count)), Most Creative, Best Craftsmanship, and Scout's Choice. Every boy who enters a car receives a participation medal as well. 

Of all the awards, the most coveted is easily the Marathon Winner, and we actually have two set of brackets to accommodate the competition for both the fastest and slowest cars. It's become easy to figure out how to make a car fast, but to make it slower than every other car while still making it all the way down the track? THAT can be just as tricky. And the nice thing is, there is no one "winner" of the evening. There are many, but of differing kinds, which I think makes the whole day much less stressful.

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We have a marathon winner with similar rules.  It is great for scouts on their 4th or 5th PWD that are bored with the other awards.  Also, it’s great for those that just have slower cars and keeps them interested.  We give the slowest car the “Es-Car-Go” award...

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Best Scout theme,  Best Movie theme, Most realistic model,  Most Likely to Be Copied By Others Next Year,,,,

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  • Best name (for cars that are named....Dragon Wagon, etc.)
  • Ugliest (in a good way!  or maybe "Scariest")
  • Good job Dad!  (for the car that looks like only an adult would have made it)

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In addition to those already mentioned, we have best super hero category.

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