Makers Empire’s in-app, monthly Design Thinking competitions are a great way to challenge your students and have them test their Design Thinking skills against a global community of designers – competitions attract up to 24,000 entries!
Browse the competitions planned for 2024 below and set aside a double lesson each month for the current competition in your term planner.
Wanting some inspiration? Check out our current and previous competitions, the winners and featured entries.
2024 Design Thinking Competitions
January: Happy New Year
Design something to show your goals and dreams for 2025
February: Year of the Dragon
We are looking for the most powerful, energetic and fun dragons you can imagine.
March: Wonderful Wildlife
March 3rd is World Wildlife Day. Design an endangered animal that you would like to help.
April: Healthy Habits
April 7th is World Health Day. Show us your favourite way to stay healthy.
May: Families Together
May 15th is International Day of Families. Design something for your family to have fun together.
June: Space to Dream
Imagine that a child your age is going to live on Mars. They can’t take many things with them. Your challenge is to design a toy or gadget for them to take with them.
July: Fantastic Friends
July 30th is International Friendship Day. Design something to show a friend how much you care about them.
August: Busy Bees
August 19th is World Honey Bee Day. Design something to show how important bees are to the Earth.
September: What a Character
September 8th is World Literacy Day. Create a design of your favourite book character.
October: Terrific Teachers
October 5th is World Teacher Day. Design something to show us how important your teacher is.
November: Child's Play
November 20th is Universal Children’s Day. Design a game or toy to play with other children from around the world.
December: Get Decorated
Design something to show your goals and dreams for 2025.