Skip to main content

Welcome to the 2023 edition of Makers' Madness.

The Coolest Thing Made in Illinois

Nominate a Product

R1T by Rivian

Winner of the 2022 Makers Madness contest.

Chosen by voters from an initial field of 400 entries, Rivian’s all-electric R1T truck has emerged the winner of the third annual “Makers Madness” contest, earning the title of The Coolest Thing Made in Illinois.

2023 Schedule

Nominations Accepted: February 2 – 19
Nomination Voting: February 21 – March 5
First Round (Top 16): March 7 – 12
Second Round (Top 8): March 14 – 19
Final Round (Top 4): March 21 – 26
Winner Announced: March 29