Randolph, North Carolina – Calling all parents and students! The adventure continues as Edge Factor and Randolph Community College enter the voting phase for the Reality Redesigned student design contest and TV reality show. This audacious mission to empower students to become makers is challenging parents’ perceptions of manufacturing careers and inspiring the Randolph community to bring ideas to life. Reality Redesigned, known as a creative mashup of storytelling meets inventor, “Chopped” meets “Cards against Humanity” meets “Shark Tank”, is a design competition for students to connect with industry and educational mentors and collaboratively design solutions to outrageous scenarios.
Teams from 18 schools in Randolph County designed solutions to unique problem stories by uploading team videos, pictures of drawings, CAD models, planning documents, estimating costs with the “Wild-Guestimator”, and uploaded other innovative ways to share their problem-solving descriptions.
“Reality Redesigned is an absolutely amazing opportunity to engage our Randleman High School students, merge their critical thinking and problem solving skills with creative ideas and design,” said Stephanie Adams, Career Development Coordinator at Randleman High School. “It has opened the door for cross disciplinary teaching like nothing else.”
The deadline to submit closed on March 8, 2017 on the “Day of Reckoning” which marked the beginning of a public voting period and the Commencement of Judging by our Celebrity Panel of Experts. From the 350+ individuals who entered the competition, the top 50 students and mentors, comprising 17 teams have been specially chosen to enter the next stage of the competition: public voting!
The Randolph community is cheering on these teams and voting on their favorite design solutions. These public votes will contribute 10% to the overall audition scores and help the top 3 designs make it to the final competition stage: the reality TV show with an 84 challenge to solve a real-world design challenge, happening in April 2017!
“Students never cease to amaze us. Their blue-ocean imaginations yield truly remarkable, out-of-the-box ideas. Reality Redesigned is a catalyst for inspiration and fosters a creative outlet for students to come up with problem-solving design ideas,” said Joshua Pies, Edge Factor Producer and Co-Creator of Reality Redesigned.
Teams have already reached 3600+ total votes. Show your support for local students and vote for YOUR favorite design today at RealityRedesigned.com! Voting closes on March 30, 2017.
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- March 21: Celebrity Judges are revealed.
- March 30: Public voting closes.
- March 31: Judging concludes.
- April 5: Announcement of Top 3 Teams who will move on to the 84 Hour Challenge.
- April 24 – 28: Edge Factor films the 84 Hour Challenge – Reality TV Show
- April 28: LIVE Judging Finale + Big “Party with the Presidents”
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