Have you ever imagined what it would be like to fold a life sized elephant or an oversized geometric modular or flower? This is your chance to try it out. Even if you don't want to participate, it is fascinating to watch!

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The number of teams is limited to 30 so sign-up early! The sign-up sheet will be available at the Information Desk in the Hospitality Area beginning Friday afternoon and all day on Saturday. You will not be able to sign-up on Sunday after 2:00 pm. If you don't have a teammate and you would like to participate, we will try to match you up with someone who is also interested. There are two sign-up lists, one for teams and one for folks looking for a team. We are usually able to find a spot for everyone.

The event will take place on Sunday Evening.

Here is the planned schedule:

  • 8:00 — Teams get their paper from a location to be announced
  • 8:15–9:00 — Folding, folding, folding (you have 45 minutes to complete your model)
  • 8:30–9:15 — Presentations will begin as soon as some models are complete.
  • 9:15–9:30 — The Judging
  • 9:30–10:00 — Announcement of the winners and prize distribution.

Paper provided for this event will be a 9' square of seamless photo backdrop paper. If you will be folding a modular, please contact Marc Kirschenbaum at convention-oversize [at] origamiusa.org to let him know your requirements.

Entries will be judged on originality, size, and folding skills and there will be lots of fun prizes for various levels of folding as well. New folders are encouraged to try and fold simple models, there will be prizes for multiple categories. Remember simple is always best when folding large.

Paper for this event is provided by the Set Shop. Thank you! Prizes for this event will be sponsored by Jongie Nara. Thank you!

You can see pictures of last year's event here.

Happy Folding!