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2022 Student Design Challenge

2022 Student Design Challenge.  Open to WV Students K-12 WVUIE logo. Blenko logo.  Graphic of suncatcher with a crawdad.

Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders.

As manufacturers seek to fill 4 million high-skill, high-tech and high-paying jobs over the next decade, MFG Day empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.

In an effort to inspire West Virginia students to learn more about careers in manufacturing, we have once again partnered with the Blenko Glass Company, located in Milton, WV for the 2022 Student Design Challenge. Students from around the state have the opportunity to submit an original design in hopes their design will be chosen and made into a Blenko Glass piece of art.

Good luck to all of the participants!

How to enter

Create a clear drawing of your design. Tell us about your design... what inspired you?

  • Students may submit up to two designs.
  • Be sure to choose a color from the list below.
  • Include your name, age, phone number, grade & the school you attend.
  • This is also open to students who are home-schooled.
  • Submit design by Friday, Oct. 28th.
  • Send us your design via email to
  • Students will receive a confirmation email when their design has been received.

Design Challenge Winner to be announced in November.

Remember: the winning design will serve as inspiration for an original Blenko creation and may not be an exact replica.

Color Choices

Be sure to tell us what color(s) your design should be with your entry.

  • Crystal
  • Citrine
  • Turquoise
  • Olive - Light Green - New this year
  • Cobalt
  • Tangerine
  • Pawpaw - Orange - New / Seasonal Color for pumpkins

For additional information, contact Tracy Straub, Business & Marketing Specialist, at