The James Dyson Foundation is delighted to announce the James Dyson Award. The award is open to current university students of engineering, product design and industrial design, and those who have graduated in these subjects in the last four years.
It is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. The aim of the award is to give young designers the helping hand they need to showcase their ideas on a global stage, gain exposure, make contacts and push their work forward.
The James Dyson Award is your chance to make a name for yourself as an inventor. As well as winning a significant cash prize, you could generate media exposure to kick-start your career, earn the esteem of your peers – and perhaps gain the confidence to launch your own business.
Who May Eligible:
To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:
- Entrants must, on the date on which their Entry is submitted, be at least 18 years of age and either:
- Be enrolled on an undergraduate/bachelor or postgraduate course of study in either engineering, design or a related discipline (and have been enrolled on such course of study for at least one semester) at an institution situated in the eligible country.
- However, all entrants must have undertaken their studies in one of the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.
How to Apply & Competitions Rules:
To participate, the applicants must submit an application online form through the given link: https://www.jamesdysonaward.org/register/
- You must submit the entry in English. If you wish, you can also submit a copy in one of several other languages.
- All entrants shall, on reasonable request by the JDF, promptly provide written evidence that they meet the eligibility criteria set out in this clause 2.
- Without prejudice to any other right or remedy which the JDF may have, in the event that an entrant is unable to provide such evidence to the JDF’s reasonable satisfaction, or
- if it otherwise comes to the JDF’s notice that an entrant does not meet the eligibility criteria, the JDF shall be entitled (at its discretion) to:
- Reject an Entry;
- Terminate an entrant’s (or that entrant’s team’s) participation in the JDA;
- Refuse to award a prize to an entrant (or that entrant’s team); or
- Require the repayment forthwith of any monetary prize awarded to an entrant (or that entrant’s team)
- To enter, you’ll first need to register and upload proof that you’re a student or recent graduate in one of the qualifying subjects.
- Once registered, you’ll need to complete our online form. They’d like you to tell us:
- What your invention does
- Where you got your inspiration
- How it works
- How you developed your design
- What sets it apart
- What the future holds for it
- You can upload up to five images, of up to 3MB each, to support your entry, including one feature image. You might want to share early sketches, CAD renderings and initial prototypes, plus an image of the finished product (if you have one).
- Make them high quality, and have a look at past entries for inspiration on how to frame your idea. Your featured image will be the one which appears in our project gallery and must be a minimum of 1440px x 810px. Ideally, this image should show your final product design.
- Some award entrants include a video. These often help to explain an idea or project, but you won’t be marked down if you don’t have one. Videos should be less than 3 minutes long and show both the development process of the design and your prototype in action. You’ll need to upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo first.
- Take a look at our gallery of past winners for examples of successful entries.
- National winner: £2,000
- International runners-up: £5,000
- International winner: £30,000 (and £5,000 for your university)
The application will close on close on July 20, 2018, at 11.59 EST.