The James Dyson Award is once again trying to encourage the next generation of design engineers to be creative, challenged, and inventive. They are reaching out to university level industrial design and engineering students or graduates within 4 years of graduation. However, they must have studied in one of 18 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UK or USA.
First prize will be Â£10,000 for the student or student team that wins. It also includes Â£10,000 that will be awarded to their university department. The two runner-ups will receive Â£2,000 each. Winners at the national level will also be rewarded with Â£1,000 each.
HOW IS IT JUDGED?
Stage 1: A panel of leading designers, engineers and design critics in each of the 18 participating countries shortlist the top ten entries and name the national winners.
Stage 2: A panel of Dyson design engineers scrutinise all national projects selecting the top 20.
Stage 3: An international judging panel of high-profile designers, engineers, academics and journalists pick 15 international finalists. Informed by the international judges, James Dyson will name the winner and two runners-up.
Entries close on August 2nd, 2011.
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