James Dyson Award for 2010 goes live

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News just in courtest of the Core77.com RSS feed, the James Dyson Award for this year has just launched. The Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. It’s run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson’s charitable trust, as part of its mission to inspire young people about design engineering.

What?

Put simply; design something that solves a problem.

The Win?

There will be one International Winner, and one National Winner in each country participating in the James Dyson Award 2010. The prizes the Winners and Finalists will receive include –
International Winner:


  • £10,000 for the student or student team

  • £10,000 for the student’s university department

  • The opportunity to visit the Dyson facilities in either the UK or Malaysia

  • A trophy from the James Dyson Foundation

Two International Finalists:


  • The opportunity to visit the Dyson facilities in either the UK or Malaysia.

  • Certificate of Excellence from James Dyson Foundation

National Winner:


  • The opportunity to visit the Dyson facilities in either the UK or Malaysia

  • Certificate of Excellence from James Dyson Foundation

Up to nine National Finalists from each country:
Certificate of Excellence from James Dyson Foundation. The James Dyson Award aims to support a large number of students by globally promoting great ideas and recognizing good quality entries.

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Who?

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

How?

Entries will be reviewed through a number of stages:

Stage 1: A panel of design and engineering professors and professionals in each of the 17 participating countries.
Stage 2: A panel of Dyson design engineers.
Stage 3: Finally, an international judging panel, comprising high profile designers and engineers, academics and journalists. James Dyson will make the final judgement, informed by the international judges.

There’s more information on the website, found here. And here’s a few details of the project that won last year’s prize:


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