Friday, 18 March 2016

The James Dyson Award 2016

James Dyson Award 2016

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

PRIZES

International Winner
$45,000 to the student or student team
$7,500 for their university department
James Dyson Award certificate

International Runners-Up
$7,500
James Dyson Award certificate

National Winners
$3,500
James Dyson Award certificate

DEADLINE
July 19 2016.


ELIGIBILITY
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 a country 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. All other members of the team must be, or have been within the last four years, enrolled for at least one semester in an undergraduate or graduate program at a university in an eligible country.

The eligible University Countries are:
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada
China
France
Germany
Hong Kong
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Korea
Malaysia
The Netherlands
New Zealand
Russia
Singapore
Spain
Switzerland
Taiwan
UK and 
US

(Your entry is based on where you attended school and not your nationality).

JUDGING CRITERIA
The design brief: Design something that solves a problem.

While the brief is broad, the judges are looking for

  • Designers who think differently to create products that work better. 
  • Engineers who follow an iterative design process.  
  • Rough and ready prototypes. The working or even initial crude models help demonstrate the idea and function of the design. 
  • Products that have a significant and practical purpose, are technically and commercially viable, and are designed with sustainability in mind.
  • Products that offer real benefits to the end user. The design should include clever yet simple engineering principles that help the design work. 

OTHER KEY DATES
July/August 2016: STAGE 1
A panel of design and engineering professionals in each region select the National Winner and finalists.
The judges will select one national winner and up to 4 additional entries per region to advance to the next level of the competition.
September 8: National Winners & Finalists Announced.

August/September 2016: STAGE 2
Dyson engineers identify the International Top 20 entries.
The 110 entries chosen by local judges move on to a panel of Dyson design engineers who further scrutinise the projects. The Top 20 entries selected by Dyson engineers will move on to the final round – there will not necessarily be one entry selected from each country.
September 29: Dyson Engineers Shortlist.

September/November 2016: STAGE 3
James Dyson chooses the international winner.
The Top 20 move on to the final stage – a review by James Dyson. James reviews each entry and determines his favourites, which are then scrutinised by the IP team at Dyson looks at each entry to spot any infringements on third party intellectual property. James then selects the international winner.
October 27: International Winner Announced.

APPLICATION PAGE
http://www.jamesdysonaward.org/individual-registration/


Source and Photo Credit: James Dyson Award