The James Dyson Award

The James Dyson 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.

The theme for 2011 is: “Design something that solves a problem”

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.

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

Twelve 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

Entry to the JDA will take the form of a project profile uploaded to the JDA website, which should include sketches and images of models and prototypes demonstrating the research and development process (including testing and design for manufacture). In order to upload your materials you should first
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Read the full rules of the competition on:

Deadline for applications: 2 August 2011

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