Industrial Design and Innovation

Competition: James Dyson Award 2015

The 2015 James Dyson Award is now open, and the brief is simple: “Design something that solves a problem”.

The competition provides an excellent opportunity to put your design skills to the test on an international level. A strong entry could mean valuable recognition of your work as well as some major prize money that doesn’t hurt either.

The Prize:

  • The international prize is NZD$60,000 for the student or team, NZD$10,000 for the student’s university department, a James Dyson Award trophy.
  • International runners-up receive NZD$10,000 each.
  • The NZ winner wins NZD$4,000, a year’s membership to The Designers Institute, an official fee prize package from IPONZ, tailored to the winner’s individual needs.

Entry process:

Submit footage, images, sketches and explanations of your idea to www.jamesdysonaward.org before 2 July. The New Zealand winner will be announced in August and their entry put forward with up to ten other Kiwi entries for international judging. International finalists will be asked to make a video pitch of their project to James Dyson who will announce the international winner on 10 November.

For inspiration take a look at some successful past entries here.

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