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The Midlothian Schools Design Competition, an annual event celebrating the achievements of the pupils studying Design Technology at secondary school in Midlothian, was hosted by sponsors IKEA Edinburgh on Wednesday 30th May.

The furniture retailer has sponsored the competition since its inception seventeen years ago, which honours the brightest young talents in the fields of Design and Manufacture, Graphic Design and Practical Craft Skills in Midlothian.

The awards received entries across the competitions five categories with a final thirty-two entries being shortlisted for the coveted awards. The categories were; National 5 Design and Manufacture, National 5 Graphic Communication, Higher Design and Manufacture, Higher Graphic Communication and Best Practical Craft prize.

This year’s winners were as follows;

N5 Design and Manufacture

1st place: Lucy Sayers – Lasswade High School
2nd place: Christopher MacDonald – Penicuik High School
3rd place: Chloe Sibbald – Newbattle High School







N5 Graphic Communication

1st place: Lauren McDermid – Lasswade High School
2nd place: Alasdair Murphy – Dalkeith High School
3rd place: Yasmine Yorke – Dalkeith High School








Practical Prize

1st place: Liam Gibson – Newbattle High School
2nd place: Jay McHale – Lasswade High School
3rd place: Craig Easton – Penicuik High School







Higher Design and Manufacture 

1st place: Cameron Cowie – Dalkeith High School
2nd place: Lewis Hanley – Lasswade High School
3rd place: Daniel Glen – Penicuik High School







Higher Graphic Communication

1st place: Lucy Jones – Lasswade High School
2nd place: Frederikke Hoff-Jessen – Newbattle High School
3rd place: Judy Jiang – Dalkeith High School











The event which was held in the IKEA Edinburgh restaurant featured around 120 guests, including guests of honour Kirsty McFaul – Senior Education Officer at Education Scotland and Jo Tucker – Senior Product Designer at Skyscanner.

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