Maker’s Design Competition

Grove CIty College Maker's Design CompetitionOverview

The Maker’s Design Competition gives all students the opportunity to design, develop, and implement projects of their own conception, offering cash prizes.  The competition is open to students from all majors and encourages a variety of majors to enter. The competition does require that all entries be of teams (2-5 people is suggested). It is free to enter the competition.

The goal of the Maker’s Design Competition is to connect a variety of majors encouraging students to coordinate their strengths on a multidisciplinary team, to challenge students to think creatively and reach beyond their sphere of knowledge, and to gain hands-on experience troubleshooting the issues that arise fromthe difference between the ideal models used for design and the reality of implementation. The Maker’s Design Competition seeks to encourage students to work on multidisciplinary teams and to gain an appreciation for the skills and talents of their teammates.

GCC Maker's Design Competition-Center for Entrepreneruship and Innovation-Lees Guitars

Fall 2017 Important Dates

October 17 – Application Deadline

December 2 – Final Competition

Details regarding dates and deadlines are announced on this page as well as on CEI social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Here’s the last year’s winning team’s product ON A STORE SHELF…

Congrats, Graphrite!!

Now, it’s YOUR turn!

Maker’s Design Competition Application Form

Congratulations to the Spring 2017 Winners!

First Place ($400): Graphrite — Keith Meikrantz & Austin Zick

Second Place ($300): Lees Guitars — Jonathan Lees

Third Place ($200): Vulcan’s Forge– Erin Kennedy, Benjamin Foster, & Matthew Leverknight


Spring 2017 Teams

Congratulations to the teams that participated in the Spring 2017 competition:

  • 4:14–Ben Koerber & Sydney Dunn
  • Anticipate–Connor Grieb & Alan Brennen
  • Fidgey–Jordan Coiro & Zach Danehower
  • Fish ‘n’ Clips–James Hueber & Wade Chaplain
  • Grift Drawing–Keith Meikrantz & Austin Zick
  • Lees Guitars–Jonathan Lees
  • Quick Check–Caleb Pfohl, Joshua Weinland, Andrew Furjanic, & David Corbin
  • Vulcan’s Forge–Erin Kennedy, Benjamin Foster, & Matthew Leverknight

MDC Informational Packet

 Judging Rubric