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James Dyson Award 2010 – Design something that solves a problem

The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. It’s run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson’s charitable trust, as part of its mission to inspire young people about design engineering.

The James Dyson Award aims to support a large number of students, not just the international winner, by promoting and recognizing good quality entries.

Objective

Design something that solves a problem.

Prizes

There will be one International Winner, and one National Winner in each country participating in the James Dyson Award 2010. The prizes the Winners and Finalists will receive include:

  • International Winner:
    • £10,000 for the student or student team
    • £10,000 for the student’s university department
    • The opportunity to visit the Dyson facilities in either the UK or Malaysia
    • A trophy from the James Dyson Foundation
  • Two International Finalists:
    • The opportunity to visit the Dyson facilities in either the UK or Malaysia
    • Certificate of Excellence from James Dyson Foundation
  • National Winner:
    • The opportunity to visit the Dyson facilities in either the UK or Malaysia
    • Certificate of Excellence from James Dyson Foundation
  • Up to nine National Finalists from each country:
    • Certificate of Excellence from James Dyson Foundation

The James Dyson Award aims to support a large number of students by globally promoting great ideas and recognizing good quality entries.

Rules

  • The James Dyson Award is open to product design, industrial design and engineering university level students (or graduates within 4 years of graduation) who have studied in the following countries:
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Canada
    • France
    • Germany
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Malaysia
    • New Zealand
    • Russia
    • Singapore
    • Spain
    • Switzerland
    • UK and
    • USA.
  • Entrants may submit as many projects as they like.
  • Each project must form a separate entry and be accompanied by the full supporting information.
  • By entering the JDA, the entrant understands that the project submission (descriptions, images and videos) will be made publicly available and will be able to be shared by members of the general public across any and all media channels including the Internet.
  • All projects should be available to the organizers for exhibition purposes, including 3-D models.
  • The JDF will cover the cost of transporting required projects to and from desired locations and therefore insure items against loss and damage. All items will be returned to the owner once any publicity and promotional activity surrounding the JDA and future awards has finished.

How to enter?

Register on the official website and submit your entries.