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James Dyson Award

FINAL STAGE OF JUDGING NOW UNDERWAY

Dyson engineers have narrowed down the search to the 20 very best entrants. These will now be reviewed in detail by engineer and inventor James Dyson, who will hand-pick the winner and up to two runners-up. Check back on 15th November for details of the winning inventions!

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What is it?

A HEAD START FOR BUDDING INVENTORS

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


Key dates 2018

Mar 27

Entries open

Jul 21

Entries close

Sep 05

National winners and finalists announced

Oct 18

Dyson engineers' shortlist announced

Nov 15

International winner announced

Prizes

WHAT'S AT STAKE?

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

NZ$3,500

International runners up

NZ$9,000

International winner

NZ$55,000

(and NZ$9,000 for their university)

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. If it's a sustainable design, that’s even better.

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

"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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