Making @ School

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Are you a middle or high school student? If your school or library has a makerspace, share what you made there for a chance to earn $1000 for your makerspace, and spotlight the technical and creative innovations happening there. Tell us about your project and where you made it. Two inspiring projects will win a cash grant for their makerspace.

We want to see all kinds of student-run projects; the only criteria is that it be an original project you made at school or in a public makerspace. Tell us what inspired you, who helped you and what you learned by doing this project. Bonus points to projects that include a Show-and-Tell video to show what the project does and how you made it.

Start date: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 09
End date: 
12/16/2017 11:00 pm -03
Winners announcement date: 
Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11
Are there prizes associated with this mission?: 
Yes
The public will be voting in this mission. : 
Yes
This mission accepts more than one entry per Maker.: 
No
Turn on discussions.: 
Yes
Display entries on the Mission Summary page.: 
Yes
Awards: 
Number of possible winners: 
1
Award or prize description: 
  • $1,000 to the makerspace of your choice in your name. (Recipients can be any publicly accessible making resource.)
  • A featured spot in a showcase on Maker Share and a Maker Spotlight on Makezine.com
Cash value if any: 
Amount: 
1000
Currency: 
USD
Award or prize name: 
Grand Prize
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Number of possible winners: 
1
Award or prize description: 
  • $500 to the makerspace of your choice in your name. (Recipients can be any publicly accessible making resource.)

  • A featured spot in a showcase on Maker Share

Cash value if any: 
Amount: 
500
Currency: 
USD
Award or prize name: 
First Prize
Photo: 
Number of possible winners: 
1
Award or prize description: 
  • A featured spot in a showcase on Maker Share

Award or prize name: 
Second Prize
Photo: 
Rules & Instructions: 

This mission is only open to middle and high school students; you can submit a project made in the past as long as you were in middle or high school when you made it.

Maker Share is open only to Makers 13 and older. 

Individual participants can only enter one project. 

All submissions must have been created in a shared making space, such as schools, libraries, makerspaces, techshops, hackerspaces, or fablabs.

Projects can focus on any topic but make sure your profile information is updated, including a photo, your bio and your favorite Maker topics. Projects can include a project story or a general description and a how-to with a more technical or step-by-step description of the build.

Each project submission should include:

  • the name, location and a photo of the making space where you made your project.
  • a written description of at least 300 words plus a two-minute Show & Tell video detailing the project. Videos should explain what the project does, how it works and why it was created. In other words, let us know how the project works, but also share the inspiration and process.
  • ​participants can enter individually or as a group, using the “Team” tab on the project creation page. Each participant must have a Maker Share profile.

Judging Criteria

Entries will be voted on by the community after the submission deadline. Top entries will then be evaluated and ranked by a group of judges chosen by Make:. Judges will evaluate projects based on these criteria:

  • Originality: How interesting is your project and how innovative is your use of technology?
  • Presentation: How clear, specific and compelling is your submission?
  • Documentation: How buildable is the project by other Makers? Can other Makers use the project to continue to evolve the concept?
  • Design: How aesthetically pleasing is the overall project?
  • Resourcefulness: How clever was your use of materials and how well did you use the tools available to you?

 

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Closed
Choose at least one category.: 
Mission Organizers: 
matthew
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Judging Categories: 
Judging category: 
Creativity
Weighting: 
20
Criteria: 
Does the video and the accompanying story effectively convey the scope of the project?
Judging category: 
Scalability
Weighting: 
20
Criteria: 
How achievable is the project? Can other Makers use the project to continue to evolve the concept?
Judging category: 
Usability
Weighting: 
20
Criteria: 
How well does this project accomplish the mission? Does the project solve a real world problem or make a person’s life better?
Judging category: 
Originality
Weighting: 
20
Criteria: 
Does the project represent a truly novel idea or vision of the future?
Judging category: 
Design
Weighting: 
20
Criteria: 
How aesthetically pleasing is the overall project?
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Publish
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Teaser Test
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Winners


 

There are two aspects to this mission. First, is the desire to see what sort of projects tomorrows builders are interested in. Second is the knowledge of where public making spaces (makerspaces, hackerspaces, libraries, school labs, etc.) are located, as they can sometimes be difficult to find. By linking to your public making space in your profile, we can start to catalog where these spaces are. In addition, future expansions of this website will enable groups to private message between members.

So if you're still in school, find your local making space (if you're not a member already) and go make something awesome!

Make: Magazine's photography editor Hep put together a great flyer to put up at the local public school. We asked for a copy so anyone else who wanted could use it too. So please go check it out, print it out, and post it up at your (or your kids) school.

Comments

Can the show and tell video be longer than 2 minutes?

Is this competition open to schools outside the US? Our school is in South Africa and we are launching a makerspace next month. Our students would love to participate!

when are the winners announced?