The MAD Museum's Rollercoaster Design Competition

Examine, Inspire, Create

During the summer holiday (Saturday 23rd July – Monday 5th September 2016), we ran a marble run- inspired design competition. We wanted you to look at how the rolling ball machines in the museum worked and be inspired to draw your own creation.

Participates could enter by picking up a form from the museum or downloading it from our website. We received hundreds and hundreds of designs from a wide range of different nationalities, ages and genders.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone that entered.
There were some truly amazing efforts but we had to pick 3 winners and these are the ones we felt most fit the brief.


Hazel Cooper
13 years old from Birmingham


Katie Thomas
13 years old from Shropshire


Cian Shea
10 years old from Northampton

The winners have now all been contacted and their goodie bags are on the way to them.

Stay tuned for our next design competition!


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