Inspiring stuff from our past winners
Have you got what it takes to be a Cracking Ideas winner? Take a look at the brilliant brainwaves that came up trumps in our last competition, and see if you can do better this year.
Prabhat's entry to the competition actually consisted of a whole suite of curious cracking ideas including sporty gadgets like robotic ball catching 'Grabman' and creative designs using springs, timers, straps and wheels all under the brand name 'Kool Cheetah.' All Prabhat's ingenious innovations ensure you can jump higher, move faster and participate in your chosen activities more safely. Every one of Prabhat's individual cracking ideas are winners in their own right but as a group of innovations they take the team title too!
Dancing shoes 'Mini Flatleys' come with the luck of the Irish when accompanied in an ingenious marketing move by a free lucky charm bracelet. BritneyAnn's sport-tastic footwear promises both comfort and high performance on the dance floor and comes in a variety of colours to co-ordinate with your dance outfit. With a great logo featuring four leaved clovers 'Mini Flatleys' are a magical way to dance your way to victory!
Ibrahim ensured he investigated all angles of intellectual property with the development of his high-tech 'Visual Trainer.' He looked into patents when considering how the Visual Trainer worked and the novel concepts involved and investigated how to protect the outward appearance and shape of the 'Visual Trainer' using registered designs. Ibrahim's sports innovation provides information to the user about hydration level, heart rate and mineral levels as well as making suggestions about diet in order to improve performance. In true Wallace & Gromit inventive style Visual trainer does all this using pixelated contact lenses and a gel-coated body chip so making it easier to swallow!
After visiting the 'IPO sponsored' World of Cracking Ideas' exhibition Jessica's cracking idea, in true Wallace & Gromit fashion, features lace-up football boots with a spring sole and a 'Wrong Trousers' style contraption to assist goal scoring. Her splendid 'ART Tastic' logo and jingle in support of her school's football team, Lainshaw Primary, ensures Jessica's 'number 1 fan' status!
With its high-tech innovative design and colourful attractive logo Georgia's gadget called the 'Karate Power Puffer' is all set to be successful in the world of martial arts. Promising stronger muscles and stronger, faster abilities Georgia's sporty invention is a black belt winner for karate's disciplines of self-defense, physical fitness and spiritual development.
Elliot's 'Footie Chair Spring-O-Matic' was designed with wheelchair users goal scoring ability in mind. In true Wallace & Gromit style gadgets and contraptions with multiple levers and buttons allow shooting, tackling and dribbling skills to be developed. With a clear style and brand development using a well thought out logo Elliot has ensured he protected his creativity using the internationally recognised symbol for copyright ©
With Antonia's cracking sports top there is no need to get overly sweaty any more! Frozen packs slot into sections on the back of the shirt whilst clear branding on the front leaves no one in doubt as to who owns the trade mark of this particular sportswear. 'Cool 'Em' is clever as well as fashion conscious though, with an aid to reduce the possibility of back pain incorporated into the design too. With a jaunty jingle to advertise her innovation Antonia has ensured 'Cool 'Em' is a real winner!
With a vibrant design style clear and clear brand development Martin's 'ABC Golf' ensures you always know which club to use and can avoid the bunkers when playing the 'gentleman's game.' Mind you with the promise that you can "beat the pro's" by using this technologically advanced app' maybe golf won't be quite as gentlemanly after all!
Lewys developed a clever type of sporty footwear as his Cracking Idea. His ingenious goal scoring gadget boots ensure fast manoeuvres, tasty tackles and goals a plenty plus Lewys's clever design for 'Star Boots' ensure style is always a winner on the soccer pitch. Star Boots: an absolute must-have for all budding future footie stars!
Ever wanted to take a horse to water and make it drink? Well Seren's mind bending head band and remote control combo entitled 'Horse Wonder 3000' means you'd have complete control on whether your ride canters, gallops, turns or trots ensuring a win every time! Seren's ground-breaking technology has an eye for caring animal husbandry too with a reward of a carrot automatically dispensed from the headband every time the horse is good!
Jessica Morse, Emily Griffiths, Sophie Parker, Danielle Voke
Working as a team at school using the Cracking Ideas website as support Jessica, Emily, Sophie and Danielle developed a sporty cracking idea called 'Maximise Your Height' designed to enhance the wearer's reach in basketball, netball and volleyball. With a deceptively simple logo accompanied by a clever slogan and having 'bad air release' technology and safety reflectors these trainers are the gold medal standard of innovative sporty footwear!