The brief

Young Designers Award 2018

2018 Winner
Lucy Chesterton
Lucy Chesterton

SchoolSt Cyprian's School

Grade11

Chosen WordINventive

Design DisciplineProduct Design

ApplicationAccessory

Lucy Chesterton a grade 11 learner from St Cyprians School for Girls in Cape Town. Helen (Inscape CEO) was convinced that Lucy’s project was of such a good standard that it needed to be patented. Helen immediately contacted Adams and Adams who advised that should she make the project public by way of announcing the winner, Lucy would not be able to go ahead with the patent. It was on this advice, that Helen contacted Lucy’s mother (who was not aware that Lucy had entered the competition). Between Helen, mom and the attorneys within five days, the patent application was made and lodged and the public announcement went ahead. Lucy won R25 000 for herself, R25 000 for her school and the opportunity for herself, five friends and her teacher to enrol for a virtual learning course through inscape. Lucy also has a patented product that can now be developed into the market place. Lucy’s project explores the concept of grounding children when travelling to avoid disturbing fellow passengers.

Verna Jooste
" “The competition is such an amazing opportunity to be designing outside the normal constraints, expectations and marking systems imposed on scholars. Our students felt it gave them a sense of really exploring their creativity in ways that they, till this point, have not.""

Verna Jooste - Teacher at St Cyprian's School

Design Teacher
""Our students felt it gave them a sense of really exploring their creativity in ways that they, till this point, have not. More than that, the competition gave them an opportunity to engage the real design world/ in real time /really having to meet the brief and deadline and go through the motion of what working outside the secure paradigm of their school classroom has to offer and expects.""

Design Teacher - St Cyprian School