WHAT IS THE MICHIGAN DESIGN PRIZE?
The Michigan Design Prize is an annual competition celebrating and developing exceptional Michigan industrial design talent.
K- 12 grade students from across the state are invited to tackle a singular design challenge linked to Michigan and larger societal issues as actual designers solving an authentic problem.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING?
● Finalists are offered a one-on-one mentoring session with a professional industrial designer to rapidly advance their design thinking and visual communication skills. Finalists will be recognized for their design excellence in Michigan Design Council promotional media, awards ceremonies, and through the MDC website.
● Educators can develop their students' capacity to enthusiastically embrace challenges they have never encountered before, asking “What can I do to solve this problem?” and live up to their potential as effective problem posers and solvers.
● Schools can build exciting connections between their school community and industry professionals driving our creative economy forward.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE AND HOW IS THE MICHIGAN DESIGN PRIZE JUDGED?
K – 12 grade students are invited to participate.
K-12 entries are judged in the following categories: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12.
The competition is administered and judged by the members of the Michigan Design Council.
WHAT INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE?
To support your efforts to strengthen the creative capacity of your students and engage them in thinking like designers, we have addressed some FAQ’s.
We have also provided information about the design process that we hope will be helpful to your planning and instruction.
Wholemindesign offers one day professional development for K - Collegiate educators who wish to learn more about the design process and how to meaningfully engage students in the challenge.
Please go to www.wholemindesign.com , “Course Offerings” section for more information.
MICHIGAN DESIGN PRIZE 2020 CHALLENGE:
Design a product to help Michigan residents grow, transport, cook, package or serve healthy food sourced from within the state.
WHAT IS THE TIMELINE FOR THE COMPETITION?
Because of the current school year interruption, we are extending the 2020 M-Prize application date. Please use this added time to design from home and submit your application!
2020 CHALLENGE: CONTEXT AND INSPIRATION
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