The second Birmingham Made Me took place in June at Millennium Point; driven by Birmingham City University, it was even more ambitious and high profile than its predecessor!
Birmingham Made Me Design Expo is a project of the ‘think and do’ tank, Idea Birmingham and developed to promote innovative products and brands from the Midlands.
Our Schools Competition has now closed for entries but contact us to find out how your school can get involved with Midlands factory visits, workshops and more.
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Our Design Expo Competition provided the chance for school students to experience design in the real world. Free for all to enter it offered students opportunities to attend business-led events & activities involving skills development focused on fashion, lifestyle and everyday product design.
The schools design competition was topped by students from King Charles I School, Kidderminster, for their Roots Interactive Timeline, with runners up from George Dixon Academy for their Aston Martin inspired Coffee Machine alongside Adam Bentley, student Pool Hayes Arts & Community School who was recognised for his JCB-inspired electric guitar and amp. The ten finalists selected for the schools design competition included –
Arden Academy – – Lifestand – Miranda Yates Bourneville College – Monster Truck – Sarah Mason George Dixon Academy – Aston Martin Coffee Machine – Hussain Ali Kachry, Kenny Phung, Sultaan Hamid, Moin Arshad King Charles I Kidderminster – Roots Interactive Timeline – Joel Workman, Alice Edwards, Daniel Eggo, Owen Corkin, Ben Onslow Perry Beeches Academy (2 entries) – Aston Martin Grill - Brandon Cockbill, Oliver Cadman, Sam King, Ilyaas Parkar; and Birmingham inspired jewellery – Denikah Gardiner-Dixon Pool Hayes Arts & Community School (3 entries) – Emma Bridgewater jewellery – Amy Raybould; JCB headphones-guitar-amp Adam Bentley; JCB transfer cable – Josh Allsop Sandwell Academy – Emma Bridgewater inspired clothing – TEAM
As part of the schools design competition schools factory visits have been arranged to Acme Whistles, Brooks England, Emma Bridgewater, Pashley Cycles Westfield Sportscars, WB the Creative Jewellery Group.
Selection of Finalists including overall winner and 2 runners up from entries to the Birmingham MadeMe School Design Competition
Winner – King Charles I School, Kidderminster, for their Roots Interactive Timeline,
1st Runner Up – George Dixon Academy for their Aston Martin inspired Coffee Machine
2nd Runner Up – Adam Bentley, student Pool Hayes Arts & Community School who was recognised for his JCB-inspired electric guitar and amp.