This year we wanted Maker Faire Rome not to be only a point of arrival for those who exhibited their projects, but a real kick off.

The contest are special initiatives aimed to enhancing and rewarding the best projects on some specific themes.

A public and tangible recognition of the value of the maker projects exhibited during the event.

Here are the contests:

Make Christmas Lights ACEA

Promoted by ACEA Gold Partner of Maker Faire Rome

The Contest: it was born from the desire to create, in preparation for the upcoming Christmas holidays of 2019, a high-level artistic lighting project for the city of Rome. ACEA, in fact, provides lighting installations during the Christmas season to decorate the streets of the city centre of Rome.

Prize: the winner will receive a prize of € 40,000.00 and will be assigned the role of artistic director for the submitted project; the award ceremony will take place on October 18, 2019, during the opening day of the seventh edition of Maker Faire Rome.

The evaluation committee is composed of: Massimiliano Paolucci, Massimiliano Garri, Tiziana Flaviani, Alberto Scarlatti and Alessandro Ranellucci.

Read the rules

How to participate: to participate in the Contest you must submit your application by 31/07/2019


Make To Care: an award to Makers that help overcoming disability. 

Promoted by: Sanofi Genzyme

The contest: the award stems from the desire to bring out and facilitate the implementation, along with the dissemination, of innovative and useful solutions to meet the real needs of people who have any form of disability, as any sharp decrease in the quality of life due to diseases and/or traumatic events.

Participation: projects will be selected by the Scientific Secretariat within the Call for Makers.

Info and rules: