Galway design students are being asked to ‘design something that solves a problem’ to be in with a chance of winning €35,000.
Now in its tenth year, the James Dyson award is open to any third level students of product design, industrial design and engineering, or graduates within four years of graduation.
Entries close on 1 August. Entrants can submit footage, images and sketches of their ideas to the website www.jamesdysonaward.org, along with stories detailing their design process and inspiration. Their ideas will be scrutinised by judges around the world and Dyson engineers before James Dyson announces the international winner on 7 November.
This year the total prize fund has doubled to €110,000. The grand prize for the international winner of the 2013 James Dyson Award has been increased from €11,500 to €35,000 along with a James Dyson Award Certificate and a James Dyson Award trophy. Meanwhile the international winner will receive a further €11,500 for their institution.
Two international runners-up will receive a cheque for €11,500 each along with a James Dyson award certificate. The prize for the national winner in each participating country, including Ireland, has also doubled from €1,150 to €2,300. National winners will also receive an award certificate.
The prize money is intended to go some of the way the helping with prototyping, patenting and further developing the ideas.
Entries can be uploaded directly to the website www.jamesdysonaward.org.