Designers of the future put their talents to the test in the Melton Rotary Young Designer Competition

Luke Parkin with his certificate for winning senior Rotary designer of the year PHOTO: Supplied
Luke Parkin with his certificate for winning senior Rotary designer of the year PHOTO: Supplied
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A contest for young entrepreneurs and inventors to showcase their design ideas and skills was again hosted at Melton Vale Post 16 Centre (MV16).

The 2017 Melton Rotary Young Designer Competition included both junior and senior Rotary designer of the year as well as the MV16 Manufacturing Award.

Helen Barber with her certificate for winning the MV16 Manafacturing Award PHOTO: Supplied

Helen Barber with her certificate for winning the MV16 Manafacturing Award PHOTO: Supplied

There were entries from four school including Long Field Academy, John Ferneley College, Belvoir High School and MV16 with products ranging from an electronic pinball machine, mechanical toys to an on stage drum stick holder.

All designs were well thought out and supported by extensive design studies and construction criteria - a great credit to the teaching staff and young people of the Melton district.

The judges, who represented Melton’s Rotary clubs, had a very challenging, but greatly rewarding task in adjudicating and selecting the winners from the high standard of work presented.

The senior Rotary designer winner for 16 to 18 year olds was Luke Parkin of MV16, the runner-up was Lily Hemsley of MV16 and highly commended was Heidi Dolby of MV16.

The junior Rotary designer winner for up under 16s was Henrietta Wright of Belvoir High School, the runner-up was Helen Barber of John Ferneley College and highly commended was Jacob Neale of Belvoir High School.

The MV16 Manufacturing Award winner was Helen Barber of John Ferneley College and the runner-up was Will Wilson of Long Field Academy.