British home technology brand, Dyson, has recently opened the James Dyson Award for Filipino engineering students and fresh graduates.
Awarded by the James Dyson Foundation, the international design contest aims to inspire young engineers and inventors to present their solutions to real world problems, turning their concepts into reality while giving them international exposure. A total of £30,000 cash prize for international level awaits the grand winner, plus a £5,000 goes for the winning university.
Entries will be judged at the national level first before progressing to the global stage. 20 entries for each countries will be shortlisted by a special panel, which consists of top Dyson engineers. The top 20 projects will be then forwarded to Sir James Dyson, for further review and selection of grand winner.
This year, the annual competition will accept entries from 27 countries, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, UAE, and Sweden.
“Young engineers and designers have perspective and unbridled intelligence that makes them incredibly adept at problem solving. Their ideas can easily be dismissed, but if nurtured and celebrated, they are transformative. Developing a product or technology is a long and daunting process; the James Dyson Award celebrates the inventive young people embarking on that process. The award champions our next generation of inventors and will propel them towards future success,” Dyson’s Chairman and Founder, James Dyson, shared.
Deadline for the submission of entries is until July 21, 2018.
For more information regarding the contest, you may visit its official website.