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The James Dyson Student Award 2012

The James Dyson Award 2012 is now open for entries. The challenge is to design something that solves a problem and the prizes are huge! £10,000 to you and £10,000 to your university department and much more. The James Dyson Award supports students not only with monetary prizes but also by promoting and recognizing good quality entries.

The Award is an international student design award running in 18 countries. It’s run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson’s charitable trust, as part of its mission to encourage the next generation of design engineers to be creative, challenge and invent.

Calling for Product / Industrial Designs that Solve Problems

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, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UK and USA.

The task is: “Design something that solves a problem”.

Here is the complete prize listing:

  • International Winner:
    • £10,000 the student or student team (of up to four members)
    • £10,000 for their university department
    • James Dyson Award trophy and Certificate
  • Two International Runners-up:
    • £2,000 each
    • James Dyson Award Certificate
  • Fifteen International Finalists:
    • James Dyson Award Certificate
  • National Winners:
    • £1,000 each
    • James Dyson Award Certificate
  • Up to nine National Finalists from each country:
    • James Dyson Award Certificate

For more details, please hop to the official website.