The 2015 James Dyson Award is now open!
From the Award website:
The James Dyson Award is an international student design award running in 20 countries worldwide. We’re looking for product concepts or ideas that solve a real problem.
The brief is broad. We’re looking for designers who think differently to create products that work better. Engineers who follow an iterative design process. Rough and ready prototypes. Products that have a significant and practical purpose, are commercially viable, and are designed with sustainability in mind. Either designed from a university project of designed in the entrant’s own time. The best entries demonstrate the iterative design process and include sketches, images of models, prototypes and videos.
If students at your school may be interested in this, please check out http://www.jamesdysonaward.org/ for more information.