Call for Makers: UK Maker Faire 2013

Maker Faire UK LogoIn case you didn’t already know Maker Faire is now running in the UK!  I know there are a few people that I know who love making things and this event is perfect for them!  Here’s what the call for Makers has to say:

Maker Faire showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.

Key points:

  • UK Maker Faire: Sat 27-Sun 28 April 2013
  • Entry Close Date: Midnight, Sunday 20 January  2013.
  • Entry Form


The first step to participating in Maker Faire is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals as well as from groups, such as hobbyist clubs and schools. Please provide a short description of what you make and what you would like to bring to Maker Faire, including links to photographs and/or videos of your project. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.

Here are just some of the topics that we’re looking for:

  • Robotics
  • Electronics
  • Music Performance and Participation
  • 3D Printers and CNC Mills
  • Bicycles
  • Kites
  • Puppets
  • Textile Arts and Crafts
  • Home Energy Monitoring
  • Rockets and RC Toys
  • Sustainability
  • Green Tech
  • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
  • Food and Beverage Makers
  • Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
  • Unusual Tools or Machines
  • How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)
  • Student Projects

Maker Entry Categories

You can apply as a:

  • Maker
  • Performer
  • Workshop provider

Makers : Individuals, groups, schools and organisations that would like to demonstrate what they make and/or how it works; interactive exhibits are encouraged. For Maker groups, please have one point person to coordinate your efforts. No fee to exhibit for non-commercial exhibits.

Performers: Musicians and entertainers who would like to perform at Maker Faire.

Workshop providers: For individuals/groups wishing to run short continuous workshops at the Maker Faire, or longer workshops as part of the Fringe Programme.

How to Apply

Application Form: Please  fill out the entry form to tell us about your project.

About Sarah Lamb

Sarah is a freelance writer with a masters degree in Computer Science. Sarah writes about innovation, technology and social media. She has a keen interest in gender diversity with the IT sector and founded Girl Geek Dinners in 2005

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