The Guernsey Results Are in for the Resolution IT Design Challenge!

Tove Barnes
28th June 2024
Resolution News

Resolution IT has awarded the Guernsey winners of its third annual design challenge; Transport of the Future!

Resolution IT’s annual Design Challenge came to a close in June, with the winners awarded their prizes at a prize giving presentation at the Digital Greenhouse.

This year, the brief was to invent a futuristic form of transport that could travel through land, air or sea. More than 500 entries flooded in from across the Channel Islands, featuring innovative and creative designs that wowed the judges.

Hosted in partnership with Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation (PPBF), the prize giving featured an introductory speech from charity trustee, Nick Leale, sharing more information about the charity and the important work it does to support local families through difficult times. This includes managing three cosy and comfortable flats next to Southampton Hospital, for those needing to seek off-island care for a premature baby or critically ill child.

The competition’s winner, Amber Armstrong, designed a flying pirate ship, intended to provide safe passage to Southampton Hospital for families going through hard times. To celebrate this beautiful design and the message behind it, Resolution IT and PlainSail have commissioned the artwork to be recreated in LEGO and displayed in Matthew’s Hideaway. This is the new name of the children’s bedroom in Frankie’s Den, dedicated to the late Matthew Girard who sadly passed away from cancer at the age of 12, in 2020. He loved LEGO, and the design competition concludes with this special PPBF announcement.

The competition’s platinum sponsor, PlainSail, generously donated an Xbox Series S games console and Smart TV to PPBF, for use in Frankie’s Den. You can learn more about PPBF here.

Tove Barnes, Resolution IT’s Brand & Marketing Manager, said:

“We would like to sincerely thank all our generous competition sponsors, the local schools who got involved in the competition, and Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation for partnering with us. We’re so delighted to see the number of entries increase exponentially each year and it’s fantastic to see such strong creativity in our local students.”

Joe Wilkinson, Resolution IT’s Head of Customer Success, said:

“Massive congratulations to all of our winners. This competition is very important to Resolution IT and we are so grateful to have received hundreds of entries this year to make it extra special and put some huge smiles on our winners’ faces! It was a pleasure to partner with Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation and our thanks also go to Nick Leale for coming and sharing details of their fantastic work with us.”

Jo Priaulx, PPBF Co-Founder, said:

“A big thank you to Resolution IT for raising awareness of the PPBF during this wonderful competition. The team have been a joy to work with, and we’re thrilled that so many school children were involved. The culmination of the competition was also the perfect way to officially announce Matthew’s Hideaway, a LEGO themed room to honour Matthew Girard’s memory. It is located in Frankie’s Den, one of our three Southampton-based flats that provide islanders with practical and emotional support during turbulent times.”

The Resolution IT Design Challenge will continue into its fourth-year next year, with the theme to be announced in April 2025.

Before we move onto our winners below, we’d like to give a big thank you to each of our sponsors, PPBF for partnering with us, Digital Greenhouse for hosting the prize giving, and all the local schools who got involved with this challenge.

Competition Winners

Firstly, a huge thank you is in order for our prize sponsors, Fort, Agilisys, Clicksmith, and Aladdin’s Cave, for donating such fantastic prizes to the competition winners. Each winner also received a Crayola Art Kit and tote bag from Resolution IT.

The winner of the Resolution IT Innovation Award was Poppy Blackwell from Notre Dame du Rosaire, for her ‘FT-3000’. Poppy won a JBL Bluetooth Speaker, courtesy of Resolution IT.

Second place in the ‘Sea’ category went to Niamh Renouf from La Mare de Carteret for her ‘Boat with Golden Wings’. Niamh won two LEGO sets, courtesy of Aladdin’s Cave.

First place in the ‘Sea’ category was Samenda from La Mare de Carteret, for her ‘Underwater Train’. Samenda won a £125 Amazon voucher, courtesy of Agilisys.

Second place in the ‘Land’ category went to Freddie Allen for his ‘Garbage Truck’. Freddie won a £100 Aladdin’s Cave voucher, courtesy of Clicksmith.

First place in the ‘Land’ category was Alexander Texton from Sark School, for his ‘Ultra Car’. Alexander won a £125 Amazon voucher, courtesy of Agilisys.

Second place in the ‘Air’ category went to Chloe Falla from Hautes Capelles for her ‘Whizz Pods’. Chloe won a £100 Aladdin’s Cave voucher, courtesy of Clicksmith.

First place in the ‘Air’ category, and overall competition winner, was Amber Armstrong from Vauvert School, for her ‘Buddy Boat’. Amber was awarded an Xbox Series S console, courtesy of Fort.

For submitting the highest percentage of entries relative to class size, Vauvert School won a £500 donation from Resolution IT.


Tove Barnes

As our Brand and Marketing Manager, Tove is responsible for leading marketing strategy, overseeing brand development and delivering quarterly marketing projects for Resolution IT Guernsey, Jersey and Dubai.

Tove manages the company website, social media, and external communications, as well as working closely with our partners to oversee our design, digital marketing, and advertising.

Tove’s favourite part of her job is the ability to have creative freedom, being trusted to lead work in new directions and working on big brand projects.

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