Resolution IT names winners of Design a Gadget Competition

Tove Barnes
7th June 2022
Resolution News

The winners of Resolution IT’s inaugural ‘Design a Gadget’ competition were announced at a special prizegiving ceremony at the Digital Greenhouse last month.

To celebrate its 15th birthday, Resolution IT teamed up with the Digital Greenhouse to launch the competition to find Guernsey’s most innovative young inventors. Schoolchildren from years 3 to 6 were tasked with designing a gadget that showed ingenuity and flair, with hundreds of students submitting entries.

Jane Van Der Watt, a Year 6 pupil at Hautes Capelles, was awarded the first prize of a Nintendo Switch Lite for her original ‘Well on Wheels’ design, comprising solar panels and all-terrain wheels.

The second prize of a Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite was awarded to Lily Farrell, Year 6 at Forest School, for her ‘Portable Sausage Roll Maker’ and Holly Sebire, Year 4 at Hautes Capelles, won third place and a Sphero Robot for her ‘Comfort Robot’ design. Every winner also received a Resolution IT backpack full of art supplies to inspire their ongoing creativity.

Prizes of a 3D printing pen were also awarded to each year group favourite, including Noah Le Noury, Year 3 at Blanchelande; Evan Babbe, Year 4 at Forest school; Emile Cavignac–Taylor, Year 5 at Notre Dame and Thomas Troalic, Year 6 at Hautes Capelles.

Haute Capelles was awarded the prize for the school with the most entries receiving £500 for submitting an impressive 140 designs.
All of the prizes were awarded by Steve Brehaut, Resolution IT Managing Director.

Tove Barnes, Marketing Executive at Resolution IT, said: “We were absolutely blown away by the number of entries we received and it was so difficult to judge the winners – there were so many fantastic inventions to choose from!”

Joe Wilkinson, Resolution IT Client Executive, added: “Each of our winners should feel incredibly proud, their gadgets were innovative, thoughtful and unique and we were so impressed with the concepts behind each one.”

The Winning Entries

First place – Jane Van Der Watt

Second place – Lily Farrell

Third place – Holly Sebire

Year 3 favourite – Noah Le Noury

Year 4 favourite – Evan Babbe

Yeah 5 favourite – Emile Cavignac-Taylor

Year 6 favourite – Thomas Troalic


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 and Jersey.

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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