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|Student Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition - ET Foundation|
About the Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition
Aluminum extrusions are all around us...at home in windows, doors, railings, appliances...on the road in cars, trucks, signs, traffic lights...on the water in boats and docks... in the air...at work or school...at the gym, the playground, the stadium, the supermarket, the doctor's office. Every day, you come in contact with a wealth of products made better by aluminum extrusions.
How to Enter
To enter, design a product or system featuring aluminum extrusions. The design must be original and make use of at least one extruded aluminum component. Winning designs will be those that best demonstrate the benefits of aluminum extrusions - whether by inventing a new product or improving an existing one.
Click on the links below for details or download the Call for Entries below.
Need more information about designing with aluminum extrusion? View our webinar below and visit the Design Resources page for publications, additional webinars, tips and more.
Webinar: Tips for a Successful Design Competition Entry
For complete information, including judging criteria, eligibility, tips on a successful entry and more, download the Call for Entries brochure.
Download the Student Competition Entry Form here. For team entries, each member of the team should complete an entry form.
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:
A panel of professionals from the aluminum extrusion industry, academia, and/or the trade press will judge the competition in Spring 2019.
For complete rules and criteria, visit www.aec.org/CompetitionRules.
Earn a cash scholarship prize with your aluminum extrusion design! Awards are sponsored by Bonnell Aluminum totalling $8,500! The winning entries in the Student Design Competition will be awarded in the following amounts:
Humanitarian and environmental disasters and people with physical disabilities often inspire savvy designers and inventors with ideas to develop solutions to these challenges -- and aluminum extrusions offer the perfect sustainable material.
The Bonnell Aluminum Sustainable Design Challenge accepts entries that, in addition to the four basic ET Foundation Design Competition criteria, best addresses societal and/or environmental challenges or concerns.
Bonnell Sustainable Design Challenge Requirements
- A refugee tent - A hydroponic gardening system
- Water purifier - Assistive device for individuals with physical limitations
The ET Foundation is grateful to Bonnell Aluminum for their sponsorship of the 2019 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition awards.
2019 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition
All entries due
The next professional competition will take place during ET 2020
How to Enter