April 1, 2019






The Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition challenges designers and engineers to think about aluminum extrusions as a holistic solution to a design problem by creating a product or system that includes at least one extruded aluminum component. Think beyond the ordinary to come up with unique and resourceful uses for aluminum extrusion.

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Students have a unique way of looking at the world, which makes them well-qualified to offer innovative solutions to design challenges. Think beyond the ordinary to come up with unique and resourceful uses for extruded aluminum in the Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Design.
  • Engineering
  • Architecture

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

According to the Competition.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Must currently be enrolled as a student in high school, college/university, technical school, or graduate school to be eligible.
  • It is highly recommended to include a 3-D printed prototype of your component design
  • Your extrusion design must fit within no larger than a 10-inch circle size to be considered for an award.
  • Provide as much support material as possible to illustrate the design, its utility and practicality (i.e., art boards, images – jpeg preferred – drawings, full and complete explanation of how your entry meets the four judging criteria).
  • Proper grammar and spelling is a must.

About the Design:

Designs must be original and make use of at least one extruded aluminum component. Multiple entries may be accepted. If any category yields no entries deemed by the judges to adequately address the competition’s criteria, a prize will not be awarded in that category.

Winning entries will be those that best demonstrate the benefits of aluminum extrusions – whether by inventing a new product or improving an existing one – by achieving the following objectives:

  • Creativity
    Innovative design, new application capability, methods to meet a new design challenge.
  • Practicality
    Ease of fabrication and assembly, cost-effectiveness, use of extruded aluminum over other materials or processes.
  • Product/Process Advantage
    Product/Process improvement: customization or improvement of extrusion processes, close tolerances, takes full advantage of extrusion capabilities to improve a product.
  • Market Impact/Potential
    Design/product marketability and likelihood of market success.

A panel of professionals from the aluminum extrusion industry, academia, and/or the trade press will judge the competition in Spring 2019.

Be sure to visit Key Considerations on this website for more information on aluminum extrusion design.

Bonnell Sustainable Design Challenge Requirements:

  • The entry must be a viable extrusion-based product that meets the demands of the environment while contributing to the quality of life for its intended users.
  • Interested students should indicate they are seeking consideration for the Sustainable Design Award on the Student Design Competition Entry Form.
  • Explain in the written brief, how their entry meets the criteria.
  • Examples of entries for the Sustainable Design Challenge Category include:

– A refugee tent                  – A hydroponic gardening system

– Water purifier                    – Assistive device for individuals with physical limitations



  • Totalling $8,500! The winning entries in the Student Design Competition will be awarded in the following amounts:
    First Place$3,000
    Second Place$2,000
    Third Place$1,000
    Sustainable Design Award$2,500

How to Apply

First Step: You have to download the Call for Entries brochure to complete information, including judging criteria, eligibility, tips on a successful entry and more,

Second Step: Download the Student Competition Entry Form here. For team entries, each member of the team should complete an entry form.

Third Step: Please enclose completed entry form with your supporting materials by April 1, 2019 and send to:
International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition ET Foundation
1000 N. Rand Road, Suite 214
Wauconda, IL 60084
phone 847-526-2010 fax 847-526-3993
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Reviewed by” Alaa Faramawy/ Egypt 

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