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Category: Makers Empire: 3D Design Competitions

  • Winners of the 2020 Vision Design Thinking Competition

    Every month, Makers Empire runs an in-app competition so that students can test their Design Thinking and 3D design skills against their peers from all over the world. We are glad to announce the winners of Makers Empire's Design Thinking competition from December and January: 2020 Vision. This was the 2020 Vision design brief for students:...

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  • Space to Dream Challenge: Commissioner’s Digital Challenge for SA Students

    Makers Empire is happy to be supporting the new Commissioner's Digital Challenge for South Australian (SA) students. Last year 217 schools, 31 libraries and an estimated 19,026 children joined the Learn to Speak Robot Challenge. In the Commissioner's newest challenge, Space to Dream, students need to design a toy or gadget for someone their age...

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  • Winners of the Flushed Away Design Thinking Competition

    Every month, Makers Empire runs an in-app competition so that students can test their Design Thinking and 3D design skills against their peers from all over the world. We are glad to announce the winners of Makers Empire's Design Thinking competition from November: Flushed Away. November 19th was World Toilet Day so we challenged students...

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  • Winners of the Spooktacular Design Thinking Competition

    Every month, Makers Empire runs an in-app competition so that students can test their Design Thinking and 3D design skills against their peers from all over the world. We are glad to announce the winners of Makers Empire's Design Thinking competition from October: Spooktacular. In this competition, students were challenged to design the spookiest, kookiest,...

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  • Makers Empire X Toyota Dream Car Competition

    Makers Empire is partnering with our friends at Toyota Australia for their 14th annual Dream Car Competition. For the Makers Empire x Toyota Dream Car competition, students are challenged to create a 2D sketch of their Dream Car and then recreate it as a 3D model using Makers Empire’s 3D design app. Students will love being able to...

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  • Winner of the Marmaduke Competition | 3D Printed Mascot Off on a Historic Flight

    Each month, Makers Empire runs an in-app 3D design competition for students to test their Design Thinking skills against their peers all over the world. Competitions can attract up to 24,000 entries and they're a great way to engage students in Design Thinking and 3D design. For our August competition, students needed to create a...

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  • Winners of the Extreme Weather Design Thinking Competition | 3D Design Challenge

    Every month, Makers Empire runs an in-app competition so that students can test their Design Thinking and 3D design skills against their peers from all over the world. We are glad to announce the winners of Makers Empire's Design Thinking competition from July: Extreme Weather. In this competition, students were challenged to design an umbrella that...

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  • Winners of the ‘Book Bulb’ Design Thinking Competition | 3D Design Competition

    Every month, Makers Empire hosts an in-app 3D design competition giving students around the world the opportunity to test their Design Thinking skills against their peers. Keen to have your students compete in this month's competition? Check out more details here. For September's 'Book Bulb' competition, and to celebrate International Literacy Day on September 8th, students...

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  • Winners of the Family Treasures 3D Design Competition | Design Thinking Challenge

    Every month, Makers Empire hosts an in-app 3D design competition giving students around the world the opportunity to test their Design Thinking skills against their peers. Keen to have your students compete in this month's competition? Check out more details here. For May's 'Family Treasures' competition, students were challenged to design a model of an object...

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  • Winner of Makers Empire’s You’re Welcome 3D Design Competition

    Every month, Makers Empire hosts an in-app 3D design competition giving students around the world the opportunity to test their Design Thinking skills against their peers. For June's 'You're Welcome' competition, students were challenged to imagine that a refugee family had recently moved into their neighbourhood. Students were asked to design a gift for the family using...

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  • Marmaduke Competition | Winning 3D Printed Mascot Will Go On An Epic Flight

    One of the world’s greatest aviation feats – the 1919 flight from England to Australia by SA brothers Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith – is being celebrated this year to inspire a new generation. The Smith brothers, with their mechanics Wally Shiers (SA) and James Bennett (Vic), made the pioneering 28-day journey in a...

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  • Winner of Makers Empire’s Happy Hats 3D Design Competition

    Every month, Makers Empire hosts an in-app 3D design competition giving students around the world the opportunity to test their Design Thinking skills against their peers. For April's Happy Hats competition, students were challenged to design a special hat using Makers Empire 3D software. Their brief? To design a special hat to keep one of their parents,...

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  • Winners of Makers Empire’s Super Women Design Thinking Competition

    Every month, Makers Empire hosts an in-app 3D design competition giving students around the world the opportunity to test their Design Thinking skills against their peers. To coincide with International Women's Day in March, students were challenged to design a statue using Makers Empire 3D software to represent the achievements of a woman who has made a...

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  • Winners of the Share the Love 3D Design Competition

    Every month, Makers Empire hosts an in-app 3D design competition giving students around the world the opportunity to test their Design Thinking skills against their peers. To coincide with Valentine's Day, in February, students were challenged to create a design using Makers Empire 3D software that could be 3D printed into two pieces so they could give...

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  • Winners of the Zodiac Zoo 3D Design Competition

    Every month, Makers Empire hosts an in-app 3D design competition giving students around the world the opportunity to test their Design Thinking skills against their peers. To coincide with the upcoming Chinese New Year, in January, students were challenged to create a design of an animal that is in the Chinese Zodiac using Makers Empire 3D software. Students...

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  • Winners of the The Great Ornament Tournament 3D Design Competition

    Every month, Makers Empire hosts an in-app 3D design competition giving students around the world the opportunity to test their Design Thinking skills against their peers. To coincide with the holiday season, in December, students were challenged to create an ornament to celebrate a holiday that was important to them using Makers Empire 3D software. Students from all...

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  • Winners of the Game On 3D Design Competition

    Every month, Makers Empire hosts an in-app 3D design competition giving students around the world the opportunity to test their Design Thinking skills against their peers. To coincide with international Monopoly Day, in November, students were challenged to create a Monopoly game piece using Makers Empire 3D software. Students from all over the world submitted almost 7,000 entries for...

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  • Winners of the Spooky Shadows 3D Design Competition

    Every month, Makers Empire hosts an in-app 3D design competition giving students around the world the opportunity to test their Design Thinking skills against their peers. In October, students were challenged to create a spooktacular shadow puppet design using Makers Empire 3D software. Students from all over the world submitted over 3,000 entries, which we...

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  • Terrific Treasure Design Thinking Competition Winners

    We are proud to announce the winners of Makers Empire's Design Thinking competition from August/September: Terrific Treasure. In this competition, students were challenged to design an eye-catching treasure for their hero. We enjoyed viewing all of the 6,000+ competition submissions in this competition. Click on the images below to view the designs in 3D and see all...

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  • Find A Way 3D Design Thinking Competition Winners!

    We are proud to announce the winners of Makers Empire's Design Thinking competition from July: Find A Way! In this competition, students were challenged to design a complex 3D maze that they could get lost in. This was the original design challenge: We enjoyed all of the competition submissions! The mazes that students created were incredibly complex...

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  • Splash Down 3D Design Competition Winners!

    We are proud to announce the winners of Makers Empire's Design Thinking competition from June: Splash Down! In this competition, students were challenged to design a landing pad where bees could safely access the water to drink. This was the original design challenge: We enjoyed all of the competition submissions! The students created such thoughtful, practical and creative...

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  • Super Gadget 3D Design Competition Winners!

    We are proud to announce the Super Gadget 3D design competition winners! Students were challenged to create a superhero character and then design a new super gadget the superhero needs to fight supervillains. This was the original design challenge: We enjoyed all of the competition submissions! The students showed lots of innovation and inventor skills...

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  • Blast Off 3D Design Competition Winners!

    We are proud to announce the Blast Off 3D design competition winners and runners-up. In this competition, students celebrated International Day of Human Space Flight by designing a model of what they think a future spacecraft might look like. This was the original design challenge: We enjoyed all of the competition submissions! The students showed...

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  • Year Of The Dog 3D Design Competition Winners!

    We are proud to announce the Year Of The Dog 3D design competition winners and runners-up. In this competition, students celebrated the Chinese New Year (Year Of The Dog) by helping Theo the dog cross a bridge with his favourite stick that is too long to fit across the bridge! Students designed an invention in...

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  • It’s Monster Time 3D Design Competition Winners!

    We are proud to announce the It's Monster Time 3D design competition winners and runners up. In this competition students were challenged to create a Symmetrical Monster who lives in the Land of Symmetry! This was the original design challenge: There were so many wonderful design submissions - of scary, symmetical monsters. Here we announce...

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  • Winners of the Sail Away Challenge with Professor Garfield

    We're excited to announce the winners of our recent Sail Away Challenge 3D design competition. Run in conjunction with Professor Garfield and NYIT, this international competition attracted 368 entries from around the world. The competition criteria was as follows: Professor Garfield has heard that the world’s sweetest tomatoes grow on a remote tropical island. He wants to get some of...

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  • New 3D Printing Design Competition: Sail Away Challenge with Professor Garfield

    Makers Empire has teamed up with cartoon icon, Professor Garfield, to launch a worldwide 3D design and print STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering and Mathematics) competition for school students called The Sail Away Challenge. Competition Details Professor Garfield has heard that the world’s sweetest tomatoes grow on a remote tropical island. He wants to get some...

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  • Amazeballs Competition Winners

    We’ve always known that Makers Empire schools are totally amazeballs and this month’s competition showed us why! We had nearly 300 tricky, creative 3D mazes that took advantage of all the great new features in our Blocker Module. Congratulations to Gwyneth Chin from Carlingford West Public School in New South Wales who is the winner of...

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  • New 3D Printing Design Competition: Shoebee

    This month Makers Empire are challenging students to design a Shoebee, a decorative 3D printed charm that needs to attach to your shoelaces and look cool. Extra points awards to designs incorporating clever attachment mechanisms: Competition Details NO 3D PRINTER? NO WORRIES! If your classroom does not have access to a 3D printer, teachers can submit their classes'...

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  • Oceans of Ideas Competition Winners

    Makers Empire asked for oceans of ideas for helping reduce pollution of the world’s valuable oceans and we received over 150 great ideas! We’ve seen some important reminders about keeping our oceans free of plastic pollution to ensure healthy ecosystems and protect marine life. There have also been some innovative and creative ways to address...

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