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 Year of the Rat Design Thinking competition, which ran in January and February 2020.

This was the Year of the Rat design brief for students:

We enjoyed viewing all of the 8,500 competition submissions in this competition. In the end, there were some stand out designs so congratulations to the competition winner and runner up below. Click on the design and designer names below to view the designs in 3D and see all the likes and comments. You can also view these designs as well as past competition winners in our Hall of Fame.

Encourage your students to explore 3D design by entering our latest design competition. You can also see all the past 3D design competition winners and details for our current design competition there.

Runner Up: Friendly Rat by Afra

Makers Empire: Better Learning By Design

Makers Empire helps K-8 teachers teach Design Thinking, STEM and 21st-century learning skills using 3D printing. Our pioneering 3D solutions for schools include 3D modelling software, over 150 lesson plans aligned with international standards and professional development. With Makers Empire, engaged students learn how to solve real-world problems and make their world better.