Friday, Sept. 7-Saturday, Sept. 8

Competition entries will be on display during the Morganton Festival from Friday, September 7 to Saturday, September 8 at 111 North Green Street (grassy lot across the street from CVS). Judging to take place on Saturday, September 8th at 10:00am.

The Historic Morganton Festival, Inc. is partnering with Burke County Public Schools to offer a student technology competition during the 2018 Morganton Festival. MADE, which stands for Morganton Arts Design and Engineering, will engage local Middle School and High School aged students in an innovative competition designed to showcase desirable, employable skill sets.

MADE Competition will take place on Saturday, September 8th during the Morganton Festival in downtown Morganton. This will be the inaugural year for the competition, which has the support and momentum to grow. While there have been many changes over the years, Morganton now finds itself with growing/expanding industry, a renewed focus on technology and engineering education and by 2021 will be the home to the North Carolina School of Science and Math’s western campus. The Historic Morganton Festival, Inc. has the opportunity to highlight this region’s brilliant minds with a competition series which features the abilities of our young students. MADE will do just that.

MADE will engage students in critical thinking, design, engineering and innovation in a way that works toward meeting the needs of local industry. 2018 will kickstart the competition series and allow for interest to build for a larger scaled 2019 competition. MADE 2019 criteria will be announced during MADE 2018 on Saturday, September 8th.

Each Burke County Middle and High School is reserved one entry. You must reserve your spot by April 27th. After that point, schools may register multiple entries on a first come, first serve basis until all 10 slots are filled.

Contestant Prizes For Supporting School Program 1st place – $1000 ~ 2nd place – $750 ~ 3rd place – $500 ~ 4th place – $250 ~ 5th place – $250

MADE Application & Information (click here)

MADE Judges Rubric

Thank you to the 2018 MADE Sponsors for making this possible

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