M.A.D.E. Competition

Friday and Saturday, September 11-12

The 2019 M.A.D.E. (Morganton Arts Design and Engineering) Competition brought together ten Burke County Middle and High School teams to compete in the live build Wind Turbine Challenge. The Historic Morganton Festival, Inc. along with Burke County Public Schools is proud to announce the 2020 M.A.D.E. Challenge and invite you to join. During Friday, September 11th and Saturday, September 12th; area Middle and High School students will compete in the “Rescue Robot Challenge”, an on site engineering and design challenge during the Morganton Festival in downtown Morganton, NC.

The competition highlights the region’s brilliant minds with a competition series that features the abilities of young students. MADE engages students in critical thinking, design, engineering and innovation in a way that works toward meeting the needs of area industry.

The 2020 M.A.D.E. Competition invites Middle and High Schools from across the Unifour to compete in the M.A.D.E. “Rescue Robot” challenge. You must reserve your spot by May 1, 2020. The competition is first come, first serve until all spots are filled. There are a total of 15 school team spots available with 4 students allowed per school team.

Contestant Prizes for Supporting School Program (checks made to school)

High School

  • 1st Place - $1000
  • 2nd Place - $500
  • 3rd Place - $250

Middle School

  • 1st Place - $1000
  • 2nd Place - $500
  • 3rd Place - $250

In addition to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes, each school that signs up will receive a $250 stipend to go toward their competition entries.

If your school is interested in being involved in the M.A.D.E. Competition, please submit applications and waivers by May 1st 2020.

2020 MADE Application

Thank you to all of the 2020 M.A.D.E. Sponsors. This competition would not be possible without their support. Thank you for supporting our schools and Burke County's future! Sponsors include: Continental, Leviton, The City of Morganton