Event Description 

The Calgary Maker Faire Designathon is a student design competition that brings together the most creative design thinkers, innovators and future leaders to tackle some of the most challenging problems in our society. 

The Calgary Maker Faire Designathon is a design competition where participants are given a selection of real-world challenges from Engineering. Participants will create a solution, build prototypes, and present to a panel of industry professionals. Sign up and receive an Design-a-thon package with further information on how to participate. Winners will be announced on Sunday May 14th at 3:30 pm.

Who can attend?

Applications are open to all post-secondary, senior high school and junior high students with experience in engineering design. Designathon applications can be done as an individual or as a team. With three categories, Undergraduate, Senior High School and Junior High School, students can enter their projects and win prizes. And this year we are adding Elementary students grades 4 to 6.

Undergraduate – First prize $1100, Second prize $550 Third prize $275

Senior High School – First prize $600, Second prize $300, Third prize $150

Junior High School – First prize $400, Second prize $200, Third prize $100

Elementary (4 – 6) – First prize $200, Second prize $100, Third prize $50

Want to build a better world? Start with an engineering project that will compete with other students from around Calgary and other parts of Canada. Learn engineering by building a project of your choice and compete in the Calgary Maker Faire Designathon.

Students will get a booth to work on, show off and discuss their project. 

Challenge Catagory 

The challenges at a Designathon are given by industry partners. This designathon will have challenges from the following categories: 

Engineering Design

Register Your Team 

If you are a student that thinks differently, has experience with design, and wants to make an impact, we would love to have you attend. There are limited spots please apply here. 

Join us at the Calgary Maker Faire 2024