July 19, 2018
The final whistle has blown on the Purple Mash World Cup design competition, and just like this year's World Cup it was full of twists, turns and surprises, making it our most exciting competition yet.
Thank you to everyone who took part. We were mesmerised by the quality of entries, so we've created certificates to celebrate every entrant's hard work. Download them below.
There were so many quality entries that the judges had to call the VAR on quite a few occasions while drawing up a shortlist for each age group. View the shortlist for each category below and see if you can pick out the winner.
We've also added the complete display board for each group. Use the search bar in the top left hand corner to find entries from your school.
There were over 4,300 entries for this category and picking the winning shirt design was so tough we put it to an office vote. But the designs were so good in so many different ways that the result of the vote was a three-way tie so we did the only thing we could do. We put it to a Twitter vote. After waiting with baited breath for a whole day, the winner was finally revealed.
Designing a 3D game is not an easy task. It takes careful planning and a great deal of patience to get it just right. We took a little longer to judge this category than we expected thanks to the addictive nature of quite a few of the entries. We were looking for well-crafted games with a clear narrative and an obvious conclusion.
The variety of trophy designs we received was so broad that choosing just one winner was not easy. Ideas ranged from traditional trophy shapes to goal posts and players and all sorts in between.
This vibrant entry from Foremarke Hall School came out on top. The simplicity of the design coupled with the bold colours proved to be a winning formula.
Isabelle Lloyd's entry had everything we were looking for. The compelling narrative and catchy soundtrack kept us playing each level and the short time limit and progressive difficulty had us gripped for days.
Play Football not nuttball by Isabelle Lloyd from Bidston Avenue Primary School. Be warned. It's extremely addictive.
Karolina Venckus's winning design stood out for the care she took to draw the flags of all the competing nations around the trophy and her globe complete with ice caps, all contained within a solid looking shape that would take pride of place in any cabinet.
Karolina Venckus is a pupil at Newhall Park Primary School. View here winning design in 3D here.