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The Ting Makerspace oyster dish design challenge

Calling all makers!

Enter our oyster dish design challenge for a chance to win. This fall, to celebrate the Oyster Stroll, the Ting Makerspace is hosting a foodie design challenge.

We want you to design and build a totally original, never before seen apparatus for serving oysters. Think beyond the traditional platter and get creative. We want to see something truly amazing.

The unveiling of the winning platter will coincide with Westminster’s beloved Oyster Stroll!

The Oyster Dish Design Challenge

oyster dishThis fall, design and create a prototype for serving oysters. You’ll be entered for a chance to win $100 to RockSalt Grille and 10 all-access passes to the Ting Makerspace.

We’ll be announcing six local judges soon. The judges will choose one grand prize winner as well as a runner-up. The community will also have a chance to vote for one fan favorite dish!

Your dish

Think big. We’re looking for something beyond your average dish with ice. We want to see entries that are creative, innovative, functional and easy on the eyes.

Most of all, your dish must be a working prototype.

oyster dish

How to enter

Read the official rules and contest details. A $20 entry fee gets you unlimited access to the Ting Makerspace for all of September so you can work on your prototype.

We’re throwing a entry launch party on August 30 from 6-8pm.

Come by, meet other makers and get registered at:

The Ting Makerspace
15 E Main St. Suite 100

Create your design

You’ll get free access to the Makerspace for all of September while you design and create your oyster dish.

Ting Makerspace hours

• Tuesday and Thursday 1-7
• Wednesday and Friday 10-4
• Saturday 9-3

*Please note that the Makerspace will be closed on September 23 for Fall Fest.

The deadline

The entry deadline is October 7, 2017.

The prizes

The grand prize winner will take home $100 to RockSalt Grille and 10 all-access passes to the Ting Makerspace (a $30 value) good for all of 2017.

The runner up will take home $50 to RockSalt Grille and 10 all-access passes to the Ting Makerspace (a $30 value) for future use in 2017.

One fan favorite will take home $25 to RockSalt Grille and five all-access passes to the Makerspace (a $20 value) for future use in 2017.


Just contact Steve Pixler, our Makerspace Specialist at or 443-821-7033.

oyster dishThe Oyster Stroll is a free festival that takes place in downtown Westminster on Saturday October 14, 2017 from 12pm to 5pm.

The Oyster Stroll raises awareness about Chesapeake farm raised oysters and the restoration of wild oysters.

Come out to the Oyster Stroll and taste all the flavors of Chesapeake Bay in support of CCA Living Reef Action Campaign