Competitions are a fun way to get students excited by design. Although some competitions can be arranged to tie-in with parts of the curriculum and led by YMM, some are arranged externally and promoted through the site. It is important to give students and schools time to complete these, as curriculum areas are usually planned months in advance.
One recent competition gave students the opportunity to design a new lighting solution for the Luna Lana range by Stephanie Ng. Students were given a brief ,with the winning student being able to see his/her design produced! These competitions are amazing opportunities for students to get them excited by D&T and to see they can make a difference.
The deserved winner was Kai Bin from Help International School. He was asked if Design & Technology helped in him becoming a future designer; "It definitely helped me a lot, my teacher Ms Kim Page is very dedicated. We learned important things such as costing, material choices, dimensions and also client briefs. So that definitely helped."
The competition is now hoped to be an annual event.