Entry Deadline: July 02, 2015
1. International Runners Up --- $7,500
2. International Winner --- $45,000 (+ $7,500 for their University)
Design something that solves a problem.
The brief is broad. We’re looking for designers who think differently to create products that work better. Engineers who follow an iterative design process. Rough and ready prototypes. Products that have a significant and practical purpose, are commercially viable, and are designed with sustainability in mind.
James Dyson Foundation has opened the 2015 edition of its international student Award competition, challenging young engineers and scientists around the world to develop problem solving ideas. New this year, is that students from Hong Kong and Taiwan are also able to enter.
The James Dyson Award challenges participants to “design something that solves a problem”. The Award celebrates ingenuity, creativity and sustainable engineering and offers $45,000 for the best International design.
Entrants must be, or have been within the last four years, enrolled for at least one semester in an undergraduate or graduate engineering or design program at a university in a country chosen to participate in the James Dyson Award. In the case of team entries, at least one team member must meet the above criteria and register as the team leader. All other members of the team must be, or have been within the last four years, enrolled for at least one semester in an undergraduate or graduate program at a university in a country chosen to participate in the James Dyson Award.
All entrants are required to provide documentation of their student or alumni status. Acceptable documentation includes: transcript, dated schedule of classes, grade report, signed and dated letter from a professor or dean, or a degree certificate. You will be required to provide this documentation during the registration process and can upload a PDF, JPEG or MS Word document.
What countries are participating in the James Dyson Award?
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK and US.
You may checkout the contest's website here.