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The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers.
The award celebrates ingenuity, creativity and sustainable engineering. Entrants are encouraged to do more with less, designing with the environment in mind - using fewer raw materials, consuming less energy and creating a technology that will perform better and last for longer.
Each design is judged on its own merit, rather than its origin or designer. The entry process is simple and you could win at the national or international level. And even if you don’t win anything, there's still a good chance that your design will receive some great exposure through the international media and design community.
You can enter as many projects as you want, and you are encourage to enter your design even if it's at the latter stage of the design process or is already on the market.
At all times, the intellectual property in relation to the project will remain the entrant's.
There is no entry fee.
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 one of the 22 countries 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.
International Winner: 40,000 USD to the student or student team, 6,000 USD for their university department and James Dyson Award certificate.
International Runners Up: 6,000 USD and James Dyson Award certificate
National Winners: 2,500 USD and James Dyson Award certificate