Congratulations to our 2018 winners! 1st Place – Liberty Middle School sphere chair, 2nd Place – Patton High School’s red chair, 3rd Place – East Burke High School, 4th Place – Liberty Middle School’s gaming chair, 5th Place – Table Rock Middle School

2019 MADE Competition information:

The 2018 M.A.D.E. (Morganton Arts Design and Engineering) Competition brought together seven Burke County Middle and High Schools to go head to head in the Eco Chair Challenge. The Historic Morganton Festival, Inc. along with Burke County Public Schools is proud to announce the 2019 M.A.D.E. Challenge. During Friday, September 6th and Saturday, September 7th; area Middle and High School students will compete in the “Junkyard Design Challenge”, an on site engineering and design challenge during the Morganton Festival in downtown Morganton.

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

“Teaser” for the 2019 MADE challenge:

Contestant Prizes For Supporting School Program

High School – 1st place $750, 2nd place $500, 3rd place $250

Middle School – 1st place $750, 2nd place $500, 3rd place $250

Thank you to all of the 2019 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, Work in Burke , The City of Morganton, and Western Piedmont Community College.