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James Dyson Award 2024 Designers | Win $51,000 prize |

James Dyson Award 2024 Designers | Win $51,000 prize |

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James Dyson Award 2024 Designers | Win $51,000 prize |

James Dyson is on the hunt for bright minds with fresh ideas across the globe. If you have an invention that solves a problem, they want to hear about it. The James Dyson Award 2024 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.

Award Brief

The brief is broad. They’re looking for designers who think differently, to create products that work better. Engineers 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 your project’s technical viability, we’d also love to see that it’s commercially viable, too – so include any research you’ve done into manufacturing costs and retail prices. James Dyson will also look for entries that address a sustainability issue, or have been designed, sourced or manufactured sustainably.

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Awards for James Dyson Award 2024

The James Dyson Award is your chance to make a name for yourself as an inventor. As well as winning a significant cash prize, you could generate media exposure to kick-start your career, earn the esteem of your peers – and perhaps gain the confidence to launch your own business. Entering is simple.

  • National winner: $8,500
  • International runners up: $8,500
  • Sustainability winner: $51,000
  • International winner: $51,000

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  • Open to current university students of engineering, product design and industrial design – and those who have graduated in these subjects in the last four years. We’ll ask to see official documentation that proves it.
  • If you don’t want to work alone, or if you studied something else but have a brilliant idea you want to share, you can still enter as part of a team. Your team leader must have studied one of the qualifying subjects, and all team members must be (or have been within the last four years) enrolled for at least one semester in an undergraduate or graduate programme.
  • All entrants must have undertaken their studies in one of the following countries or regions: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Application of James Dyson Award 2024

To enter, you’ll first need to register and upload proof that you’re a student or recent graduate in one of the qualifying subjects.

Once registered, you’ll need to complete our online form. We’d like you to tell us:

  • What your invention does
  • Where you got your inspiration
  • How it works
  • How you developed your design
  • What sets it apart
  • What the future holds for it


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline17 July,2024



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