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Round Rock Contest 2021 with Harbor History Museum

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Sat, July 31, 2021
Sat, July 31, 2021

Each year we look forward to the Round Rock Contest. What is the Round Rock Contest? The Round Rock Competition was created in 1951 by C.E. Shaw, a popular Gig Harbor figure who was always looking for ways to have fun. Shaw had become well known for entertaining Gig Harbor with Rooster Races in the 30's and 40's.

The concept for the contest is simple. Participants search for the roundest natural rock they can find and submit it to the Harbor History Museum. All rock entries must have been found in Washington State, be naturally formed, and meet the size specifications in our rules (loosely, no smaller than a ping-pong ball and no larger than a softball).

Submissions may be dropped off on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays starting on July 14th - July 31st between 11 am-4 pm. Please email operations@harborhistorymuseum.org if you have any questions. The winners of the Round Rock Contest will be announced on August 19th, 2021. Cash prizes will be awarded to the five rocks judged to be the most perfectly spherical rocks. For the complete Contest Rules and Regulations please visit our website

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