Ooh! I do like a good competition lad


Crumbs! Hundreds of you entered our cracking competition and we had a lot of fun watching all your entries - from hilarious labour-saving devices that would do Wallace proud to mad-cap contraptions and genius inventions. We were seriously impressed with the time and effort invested in your creations and our judging panel had a very tricky time choosing a winner.

A big thank you to all those who got stuck in and hands-on; whether you were building contraptions at home, visiting a World of Invention roadshow or simply having a go at Wallace's Workshop it seems like you were all crackers about inventing!

So, without further ado, we're excited to announce the following winners of Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention competition...

Winning entry

'Wallace's Wake Up Alarm' - by John, Gloucester

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It was both inspiring and great fun to see the entries for this competition. Congratulations to the winner and the runners up. I was impressed most of all by the way the entries showed ingenuity. People came up with something that was both simple, practical and funny. Wallace would definitely approve of these inventions!

Nick Park, Wallace & Gromit Creator

David Sproxton, co-founder and Executive Chairman of Aardman

"We enjoyed so many of the entries and the ingenuity displayed not only amazed us but also made us laugh a lot. Congratulations should go to all who entered and especially to the winner and runners up.

The winner displayed an elegance in design, using sustainable energy, to achieve something we all need, viz. to be woken up in the morning.. or at least when the sun is up! Although simple in design and using household objects the machine worked perfectly, and would continue to do so with little maintenance. Always a sign of a good engineering design"

Merlin Crossingham, Creative Director for Wallace & Gromit

"The winner managed to create a fabulously silly invention that worked. It followed the principal of using a sledgehammer to crack a nut quite literally. Most of all it made me laugh. It could very easily have come from Wallace himself.

The 'Punchomak' was a runner up but deserves a special mention. It is a fantastic design that I could really see in 62 West Wallaby street. Like the winner it made me laugh out loud, while still having a sound design and application"

Jacqueline Hewer, an Executive Producer at the BBC

"We were all incredibly impressed with the standard of the entires. It was great to see how Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention had really inspired people to get inventing themselves. The winning entry really stood out as something which applied science in a simple way to create an incredibly effective contraption - definitely something that I could imagine on Wallace's bedside table"

Nick Park - Creator of Wallace & Gromit


The judging team selected two runner-ups, each will be awarded with a signed copy of the Wallace & Gromit World of Inventions book.