( L -the winning design from Manningtree High School in Lawford. R - 3D rendering of the new trophy)
We are thrilled to reveal the designof our new Enterprise Hub trophy, which will be awarded to our community ofinnovators who have graduated from our programmes. This year’s trophy design wasselected from our #DesignOurTrophy competition for children across the UK.Schools were asked to submit designs that embodied the Academy’s new values andvisual identity, unveiled earlier this year.
The #DesignOurTrophycompetition was launched in October, challenging 11 to 16 year olds in STEMeducation schools across the UK to create a trophy that incorporated theEnterprise Hub’s values of creativity and innovation, whilst taking inspirationfrom our brand new logo. Prizes for the runner ups ranged from gift vouchers to3D printer pens, and a desktop 3D printer and filament for the winning school.The winning entry’s design will also be brought to life as a 3D printed trophy.
The competitionattracted over 30 entries from across the UK, impressively submitted as avariety of sketches and physical models, CAD designs and paintings. Ideasincluded technical drawings and featured insightful descriptions ofinspiration, with concepts taken from the far-reaching corners of engineeringdisciplines, across the natural, the physical and the digital world. Materials werealso taken into consideration, with suggestions including glass, seaweed, cork,sand, bamboo, and plastic. Design features ranged from wings, plinths,platforms and trees to cogs, stairs, crystals, and robots.
Our judging panel,which included Enterprise FellowshipsalumnusSheana Yu, selected the winningdesign from Manningtree High School in Lawford, which provided an insightfuldescription of its inspiration, understanding of the brief and the physicallimitations of 3D printing. We have thoroughly enjoyed transforming this designinto a 3D rendering and cannot wait to share them with our Enterprise Hubgraduates later this month. Honourable mentions include schools such as the AvonValley School and Harris C of E Academy in Warwickshire, and Bourne CommunityCollege in West Sussex, who submitted a handful of excellent designs.
We want to thank everyonethat took the time to enter their designs into our competition. It has been ajoy to read and to see so many fantastic ideas come through from#DesignOurTrophy. Our only hope is that our final 3D printed model does justiceto the winning entrant’s vision. #DesignOurTrophy will be a annual competition - so stay tuned next year!
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