A ready-to-use contest toolkit for CNC machining and machining technology courses.

It’s a win-win

We know that the key to keeping students engaged in learning is to incorporate exciting projects into your curriculum. We also know that a little competition just makes everything more fun. That’s why we created the Contest-in-a-Box. The Contest-in-a-Box toolkit provides supporting documents, guides, and CAD files so you can facilitate your own CAM and CNC machining contest. It’s a win-win.

  • Enjoy well-planned curriculum

    Get everything you need to facilitate a contest, including supporting documents, guides and CAD files.

  • Make learning fun

    Give your students the opportunity to compete and learn at the same time.

  • Teach valuable CAM and CNC skills

    Help your students learn CAM programming and CNC machining, and potentially find their way toward an exciting career.

  • Check back often

    Bookmark this page to get more contests as we will refresh the content throughout the year.

Race to the future

What’s better than watching a race car speed around a track? Designing and machining the parts that help make that car a winner. This Contest-in-a-Box includes Autodesk® Fusion 360® files and challenges students to modify a cowl cover to help protect the most important part in the car, the engine.

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Add a victory lap

Autodesk is offering an opportunity for a limited number of schools and students to participate in the Autodesk Racing Challenge for a chance to have a virtual meeting with NASCAR cup series driver Cole Custer thanks to the official prize provider Stewart-Haas Racing. Please see the Contest Rules for additional information.

Follow these steps to participate in the Autodesk Racing Challenge:

  • Download the Contest-in-a-Box toolkit.
  • Reserve a spot for your 2 student winners to participate in the Autodesk Racing Challenge by sending an email to by October 10, 2021.
    • Spots are available for the first 100 schools/two students per school.
  • Follow the Contest-in-a-Box instructions for your school to run its own contest. You must follow all Contest-in-a Box requirements for your students to be eligible for the Autodesk Racing Challenge. Have your two winners submit the required documents and files to Autodesk by October 15, 2021. THE TWO WINNING STUDENTS MUST SEPARATELY ENTER THE AUTODESK RACING CHALLENGE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A PRIZE.
    • Contestants participating in the Autodesk Racing Challenge will need to be currently enrolled at an eligible school, must be at least 16 years old, and must meet all other criteria in the Contest Rules.
    • Submission instructions can be found on the Autodesk Racing Challenge page.
  • Autodesk will select the top three grand prize winners. Winners will receive a virtual meeting with professional stock car racing driver, Cole Custer. All winners must sign Autodesk’s standard winner’s declaration before receiving a prize.
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