What would the wheelchair of your dreams be like?

That's the question we asked young disabled people in our #DreamWheelchair competition. Teaming up with Duchenne UK and the University of Edinburgh, Whizz-Kidz launched a nationwide competition giving young wheelchair users the chance to design the wheelchair of their dreams.

In total we received over 160 entries, across all ages and from all over the country. Some were inventive and innovative, others were fun and fantastical. All of them of them were of a high standard and were an excellent showcase for the creativity of disabled children and young people.

The entries were judged by a panel of wheelchair users led by actress and campaigner Samantha Renke and after much deliberation they selected a winner and two runners up. You can see watch the judging process below:

First prize went to Hannah Bishop, 23 from Kent who received a 3D printed model of her winning design. The two runners up were Isabelle Jones, 9, from Lancashire and Joseph Moran, 14, from Bath, who both received photo rendered images of their designs. The prizes were presented by musician author and Whizz-Kidz Patron Tom Fletcher.

Watch the video of winner Hannah working with Frazer-Nash Consultancy to create the 3D printed model of her design below:

 

The competition is part of Wheels of Change, a £1m project funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery through its Dream Fund initiative.

The project is a partnership between Whizz-Kidz, Duchenne UK and The University of Edinburgh to research and develop new technology, design and innovation to integrate with and enhance mobility equipment.