“Design Something that Solves a Problem” James Dyson Award

Deadline: 2 July, 2015
Open to: Students of engineering or design
Prize: vary from $3,500 to $45,000


James Dyson Foundation has opened the 2015 edition of its international student Award competition, challenging young engineers and scientists around the world to develop problem solving ideas. New this year, is that students from Hong Kong and Taiwan are also able to enter.

The James Dyson Award challenges participants to “design something that solves a problem”. The Award celebrates ingenuity, creativity and sustainable engineering. Entrants must be, or have been within the last four years, enrolled for at least one semester in an undergraduate or graduate engineering or design program at a university in an eligible country.



Single and team entries can be submitted and there is no limit on the number of submissions per entrant. Only product design, industrial design, or engineering project are eligible for submission.

You will need to provide official documentation to verify that you are studying an engineering or design subject (or graduated with an engineering or design degree within the last 4 years) at a university in a participating country.

You can upload a file in PDF, MS Word, or JPEG format that verifies your student status or graduation. Examples of appropriate documentation are: transcripts, a signed letter from your professor or dean, dated class schedules, grade reports, or your degree certificate.


National winners: $ 3500 + James Dyson Award certificate
International runners up: $ 7,500 + James Dyson Award certificate
International winner: $ 45,000 to the student or student team + $7,500 for their university department + James Dyson Award certificate


Please register to enter the James Dyson Award. There is no entry fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more informations check the official web-site.

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