This is cool… Reader Chris Hibbert has pointed me to a Wikipedia page I didn’t know about, one summarizing the various Space Elevator competitions that have been held world-wide over the past several years. Based on translations obtained via Chrome, he has updated much of the information on the Japanese competitions – thanks Chris!
This webpage shows competitions in the USA, Japan, Europe and Israel. I am unaware of any other competitions which have been held – if I am in error, please email me and let me know.
I am in contact with the organizers of these various contests and will be checking with them to ensure that the data presented here is complete and correct (I think I see a few minor errors, but will want to double-check before correcting them myself or having the organizers correct them).
Hat Tip to Chris Hibbert – thanks Chris!