Winners announced for the Alu D&T Challenge 2017/18


Our warmest congratulations to the schools and students, listed below, who have been named as winners in the Alu D&T Challenge 2017/18.

Since the competition began in 2012, we have received some exceptional entries into the competition and this year the quality of work produced has exceeded our expectations yet again!


Over 100 entries were submitted, which were whittled down to just 18 finalists; a judging panel, including senior figures from the aluminium industry, and specialists in engineering and architecture, then had the tough job of assessing that shortlist of 18.


Our judges were extremely impressed by the high standard of work, creativity and the depth of knowledge that our finalists demonstrated.   They thoroughly enjoyed working through the entries and discussing each one at length before finally selecting our winners.


The winners received their awards today at the prize-giving ceremony at ThinkTank Science Museum in Birmingham and we will be sharing their designs on here over the next week.


Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s competition – don’t forget to watch out for the Alu D&T Challenge 2018/19!


Winners of the Alu D&T Challenge 2017/18


Vehicle of the future category:

  • Winner: Toby Davies & Archie McTeare, St Ives School.
  • Runner Up: Alicia McCarthy, Watford Grammar School for Girls.

Garden building for a creative homeworker category

  • Winner: Finley Hawkins, St. Benedict’s Catholic High School.
  • Runner up: Chloe James & Georgia Benjamin, Pipers Corner School.

Innovative new packaging solution category:

  • Winner: Sanjita Akter, Emma Baldwin Quirk, Libby Evans, Weatherhead High School.
  • Runner up: Portsmouth High School.

Overall grand prize winners:

Sanjita Akter, Emma Baldwin Quirk, Libby Evans, Weatherhead High School.

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