James Dyson Award “Sustainability Award”

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The James Dyson Award (see website) is an international student design award, run by the James Dyson Foundation.

Challenging young people to, “design something that solves a problem”, the contest is open to university-level students (or recent graduates) in the fields of product design, industrial design.

Its mission is to get young people excited about design engineering all over the world, awarding one national winner and four finalists in all 27 countries the awards is open to.

James Dyson selects an international winner for the overall prize.

How can I be the sustainability winner?

The sustainability winner is handpicked by James Dyson. It represents the best entry in the Dyson engineers’ top 20 shortlist that addresses a sustainability issue or has incorporated sustainability into the design process, materials or manufacturing.

What is the difference between the international winner and sustainability winner?

Both the international winner and sustainability winner are handpicked by James Dyson from the Dyson engineers’ top 20 shortlist. The international winner is the best entry that meets the competition brief. The sustainability winner is an additional prize awarded to the best entry that addresses a sustainability issue, or has incorporated sustainability into its design process, materials or manufacturing. Each receive a prize of £30,000 and are announced at the same time.

Can I just apply to be the sustainability winner?

No, the sustainability winner is the best sustainability-related entry submitted to the James Dyson Award and is chosen by James Dyson. It is not part of a separate competition.