Go Bananas! Challenge – 2022 Entry Period Has Closed

Enter to WIN!

Enter to WIN up to $5,000!

What is the Go Bananas! Challenge?

 An opportunity for student, scout and community groups to WIN up to $5000! Collect the most cell phones & your team will WIN.

Contest Rules


Register for the ChallengeSet a Goal

Challenge your class or community group to set a goal for how many cell phones they think they can collect & register your team.

If you have participated in past years, use your same login information to sign up for the 2021-2022 Challenge.

Register for the Challengeplan your campaign

How are you going to collect the most phones? Brainstorm with your team. Be creative!

Register for the Challengecollect phones

Ready. Set. Collect! Put your plan into action. Collect the most phones & WIN $4,000!

Register for the ChallengeSubmit campaign details!

Provide details about your cell phone collection campaign, including photos and/or a video. If your campaign receives the most votes, you’ll WIN $1,000.


The most creative campaign contest:

  • At the end of the Go Bananas! Challenge, teams will be asked to submit the creative ways they collected cellphones for their collection campaign.
  • A creativity score will be awarded by a panel of judges.
  • If your campaign averages the highest score from these  you’ll WIN $1,000!
  • See full list of Creative Campaign rules here
  • The Cincinnati Zoo reserves the right to disqualify any team that shows indication of voting fraud