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James Dyson Award

National Winners Announced

Congratulations to all of our national winners and runners-up, who more than met the expectations of the national judges. Details of successful inventions can be found in our 2023 project gallery. Dyson engineers will now whittle down the remaining competitors to a shortlist of just 20, which will be announced on the 18th of October. Good luck!

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What is it?


Key dates 2023

Mar 01

Entries open

Jul 19

Entries close

Sep 13

National winners and finalists announced

Oct 18

Dyson engineers' shortlist announced

Nov 15

International winner and sustainability winner announced



The James Dyson Award is a chance for budding inventors to make a name for themselves. As well as winning a significant cash prize, they could generate media exposure to kick-start their career, earn the esteem of their peers – and perhaps gain the confidence to launch their own business.

National winner


International runners up


Sustainability winner


International winner


The brief

Design something that solves a problem

The competition is open annually to designers who think differently, to create products that work better.

Engineers who follow an iterative design process. The judges – and James Dyson especially – are drawn to designs that employ clever yet simple engineering principles and address clear problems.

As well as proving a project’s technical viability, we love entrants to show us that it’s commercially viable, too.

This year the James Dyson will also looking for entries that address a sustainability issue, or have been designed, sourced or manufactured sustainably.

"Young design engineers have the ability to develop tangible technologies that can change lives. The James Dyson Award rewards those who have the persistence and tenacity to develop their ideas."
James Dyson
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