More than a summit—it’s where ideas come to light.
April 5 and 6, 2019
The fourth annual UW Maker Summit brought together some of the most creative and innovative talents that the UW and Seattle communities have to offer. UW students, staff, faculty, and Seattle community members participated in one or more aspects of this multifaceted event. Thanks to everyone who contributed work, to all the attendees and congratulations to our winners!
This year's winners
Drawing & Painting
First: Taryn Harkness
Second: Sandra Yao
Third: Eric Gery
Community Winner: Khuyen Lam
Ceramics & Glass
First: Austin Kukay
Second: Sara Lee
Community Winner: Ji Huang
First: Peyton Lee
Second: Brittany Quan
Third: Myranda Dang
Community Winner: Meghan Lancaster
First: Mark Shumskiy
Second: Kirsten Wong
Third: (Tie) Victoria Peskin and Anna Bloch
Community Winner: Daniel Muldrew
First: Pari Gabriel
Second: Eric Gery
Third: Austin Kukay
Community Winner: Adrienne Quan
3D & Laser Cut
First: Eric Gery
Second: Jackson Cannon
Third: George Sun
Community Winner: Chris Huber
First: Dylan Rose
Second: (Tie) Jonathan Ananda and William Taylor
First: William Buchanan, Louis Quicksell
Community Member: Chuan-Li, Cody Gagnon
First: Armon Mahdavi
Second: Elleyce Pahang
Third: Hannah Sheil
First: Nikolas Johnson
Second: Oluyori Bolonduro
Third: Austin Kukay
Film Festival & Art Walk
Enter your short film or music video in the Maker Summit film festival. Selected artwork will also be featured on this Friday evening event.
The Maker Summit showcase offers makers, crafters, artists, and engineers the opportunity to show off their projects to the community. A panel of judges will determine a student winner and a faculty/staff/community member winner in more than ten different categories. We're giving away over $10,000 in prizes at the event!
Workshops & Demonstrations
Take a free workshop at the Dabble Lab in Area 01 (located in Maple Hall) or at the McCarty Innovation & Learning Lab (the MILL) in McCarty Hall. A variety of workshops and demonstrations will feature the state-of-the-art equipment available in each space including 3-D printers, laser cutters, milling machines, sewing and embroidery machines, and more.
Keynote Speaker & Reception
Our 2019 keynote speaker is John Edmark, lecturer at Stanford University where he teaches classes in design fundamentals, product design, stop-motion animation and color theory. In his artwork he combines the study of nature and geometry to create transforming sculptures that elicit delight and wonder. He is the creator of the Helicone, an interactive kinetic toy, and Blooms, a new type of sculpture, which animates when spun under a strobe light. Videos of his creations have received over 60 million views online.
All individuals entering a project in the showcase or film festival are invited to attend the reception, where awards will be presented to the winner in each category.
Open Mic Night
Bands and soloists alike are welcome to enter their act in this Maker Summit tradition.
All levels of expertise are welcome at the Makers Summit! From beginner level to advanced, we are excited to showcase all of your creative and innovative ideas.
Submit your application to participate no later than March 22, 2019. You may participate in one or all 10 of our competitive entry areas. You can create a project on your own or with a team.
If you are interested in speaking at this event, we’re looking for individuals willing to commit to a 20–40 minute presentation on our central stage. Speakers can present on topics from a personal interest, professional research, or even a great idea!
For information on how to submit a project download our Submissions Instructions.
Art: Drawing & Painting, Fabric Arts, Ceramics and Glass
Artwork can be made of a variety of materials. We accept paint, glass, fabric, ceramic, electronics or any combination of different techniques, materials and disciplines. We’ve divided our art category into three distinctive areas to allow for more creativity and variety of submissions—but best of all, that means we’re giving away more prizes too!
Gizmos: Undergraduate, Graduate
All electronic gizmos are welcome: flying, driving, running, walking, to name a few examples. Contestants can work as individuals or teams. This category is split between graduate and undergraduates to allow for a more even competitive field.
Digital Art: Photography, Graphic Design, 3D and Laser Print
We want to see how you view the world—whether it is the UW campus, Seattle, or somewhere halfway across the world! Submissions have #nofilter—as long as they’re 100% yours! All photography entries must be printed and delivered to Area 01 by Noon on April 4, 2019. No entries smaller than 8 x 10 in. Please do not frame your photographs.
Film: Short Film, Music Video
Films can be any genre. Whether you want to make a comedy, a horror story, or a short documentary, we want to see it! All films are limited to four minutes. We reserve the right to reject any film that is inappropriate or does not meet the quality standard of our event after our review. Films should be submitted to Area 01 by 1:00pm on April 4, 2019 for review. We require all films to be uploaded to YouTube.
Thank you to our sponsors
HFS, Area 01, The Mill, Amazon Catalyst
Area 01 Community Center, Maple Hall
1101 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA 98105
McCarty Innovation & Learning Lab (MILL), McCarty Hall
2100 NE Whitman Court
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: (206) 616-9666 or (206) 616-1162