16 July 2020





James Dyson Award- International Design Award

The James Dyson Award is an international design award that encourages the next generation of design engineers to solves a problem through an inventive idea. 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.

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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.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Engineering
  • Product design
  • Industrial design

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

  • National winners and finalists announced: 17 September 2020.
  • Dyson engineers’ shortlist announced: 15 October 2020.
  • International winner announced: 19 November 2020.  

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Current university students and graduates of engineering, product design and industrial design.
  • Who want to work alone, or who studied something else but have a brilliant idea you want to share, you can still enter as part of a team.
  • 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.
  • Include any research you’ve done into manufacturing costs and retail prices.
  • The Competition requires all entrants must have undertaken their studies in one of the following countries:Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. 

Design Requirements:

  • Sustainable design.
  • The design uses intelligent engineering principles.
  • Idea available to commercially viable.
  • Project have a technical viability.
  • Product that people will want and can manufacture at a reasonable price.
  • Need to communicate the significance of your invention, but also how the product was developed and how you reached your final design.

Note: For more information about Terms and Conditions click here.

Opportunity Cost


  1. National winner: £2,000.
  2. International runners: £5,000.
  3. International winner: £30,000 (and £5,000 for your university).
  4.  Sustainability Winner: £30,000.

Note: There is no application fee for participation.

How to Apply

First Step: Register on website from here and upload documents proof that you’re a student or recent graduate in one of the qualifying subjects.

– Official documentation may include this:

  • Transcripts.
  • A signed letter from your professor or dean.
  • Dated class schedules.
  • Grade reports.

Second Step: Once registered, you’ll need to complete online form.

  • You can upload up to five images, of up to 3MB each, to support your entry, including one feature image. You might want to share early sketches, CAD renderings and initial prototypes, plus an image of the finished product (if you have one).
  • Some award entrants include a video. These often help to explain an idea or project, but you won’t be marked down if you don’t have one. Videos should be less than 3 minutes long and show both the development process of the design and your prototype in action. 

Note: For more information about How to Apply click here.

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This Scholarship Published by:
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Reviewed by” Ahmed Elgarf/ Egypt
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MARJ3 Scholarships team