3rd Place Overall: Christian Wade & Jack Leon, Shawnee Mission West
2nd Place Overall: Tyberias Watkins, Shawnee Mission West
1st Place Overall: Jacobe Arnold (Home school)

Showmanship Award: Tyberias Watkins, Shawnee Mission West
People’s Choice Award: Anna Stadler of Liberty High School

3rd Place Wood Division: Anna Stadler, Liberty High School
2nd Place Wood Division: Christian Wade & Jack Leon, Shawnee Mission West
1st Place Wood Division: Tyberias Watkins, Shawnee Mission West

3rd Place Mixed Materials: Noah Wilson & Aiden Torres, Shawnee Mission West
2nd Place Mixed Materials: Hayden Davis, Liberty High School
1st Place Mixed Materials: Jacobe Arnold (Home school)

What is the KC MADE competition?
The KC Manufacturing and Design Expo is a contest among high school students (grades 9-12) in construction and manufacturing programs. Projects are not limited in scope. Participants have the freedom to enter everything from a tiny house to a dining room table.


KC MADE Mission
The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (KCHBA) is a non-profit organization focused on supporting the home-building industry. KCHBA hosts the KC MADE competition to promote careers in the residential construction industry. KC MADE is a component of the KCHBA’s workforce development initiative, which began due to the current skilled labor shortage within the home-building industry. The KC MADE competition focuses not only on promoting skilled trade development and opportunities in the home-building industry, but also the importance of soft skills and connecting education to industry stakeholders.

2024 KC MADE Competition

  • WHEN: April 9-April 14
  • WHERE: Science City, Union Station
  • ENTRY DEADLINE: March 18, 2024


  • Project Arrival/Staging: Mon., April 8 from 12:00-5:00 p.m.
  • People’s Choice Voting (Online):
    Wednesday, April 10 at 8:00 a.m. – Saturday, April 13 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Competition Day – Saturday, April 13
    • Student Arrival: 9:30 a.m.
    • Judging: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Students & Industry Luncheon & Awards: April 13, Innovations Room at Union Station
    • Project Release: April 13 following lunch



 Judging and Awards

A panel of judges will determine the award winners based on project quality, skill knowledge and professionalism. Program grants will be awarded to the schools of the first, second and third place overall winners in the amounts of $1,000, $750 and $500.

Showmanship Winner: This individual displays professionalism with their attire, communication skills and leadership. This award is decided upon by the panel of judges.

People’s Choice Winner: Consumers will be able to view the projects on the Kansas City Home Show’s Facebook page and vote for their favorite.

2024 KC MADE Rules & Regulations

2024 KC MADE Registration Checklist

2024 KC MADE Individual Project Entry Form

2024 KC MADE Group Project Entry Form

2024 KC MADE Summary Sheet


Contact Jordynn Webster at jordynn@kchba.org or call 816-733-2214