Press Release

Winning Ideas Announced for TCEA’s 2019 3D Design Contest

by Andrew Roush | May 14, 2019 | Press Release


Austin, Texas: TCEA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 3D Design Contest. The competition was open to students in grades 6-12 divided into two levels: Intermediate (grades 6-8) and Advanced (grades 9-12).

Students in the 3D design contest use the latest technology to solve problems and engage in a complete engineering and design process from idea to product. This year, students were asked to design toys with LED lights or motors. In addition to submitting their final design, each team also submitted a logbook detailing their process and a presentation marketing their creation.

The activity develops creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking with a strong emphasis on thoughtful and well-documented processes. The winners in each category and the names of their designs are listed in descending order.

2019 TCEA 3D Design Contest Results

Advanced Division
Pecos Barstow Toyah ISD • Genius!!!
Plemons-Stinnett-Phillips CISD • Hula-Hooray
Sabine Pass ISD • LUM-N-8

Intermediate Division
Lewisville ISD • Bulldog Mobile
Diocese of Corpus Christi • Eagles Project
Lumberton ISD • Quantum

“We are thoroughly impressed with everyone who participated,” said TCEA Executive Director Lori Gracey. “These students worked together to dig into STEM topics, develop realistic solutions, and better understand the complex nature of engineering problem solving. I can’t wait to see what they do next.”

TCEA ( is a nonprofit, member-based organization that has supported the use of technology in education since 1980. Our primary focus is on integrating technology into the PreK–16 environment and providing our members with cutting-edge knowledge and resources through conferences, workshops, publications, and collaborations with higher education and business.