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2021 Student Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition
Students have a unique way of looking at the world, which makes them well-qualified to offer creative solutions to design challenges.
The Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition is intended to enlighten students about the many design advantages and infinite application possibilities of aluminum extrusions.
Enter your unique and original design in the 2021 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. Show off your talent, ingenuity and creativity by designing components, systems, products, or product assemblies that feature aluminum extrusions. You may earn a scholarship award for your winning design!
Student Scholarship Awards
Your design could win money! Enter the 2021 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition by March 29, 2021 to compete for student scholarships totaling $15,500!
Scholarships will be presented as cash awards to the best student aluminum extrusion designs submitted. The following award awards will be available to the winning entries in the Student Class:
Sustainable Design Challenge
The Sustainable Design Challenge Award will be presented to a Student design that, in addition to meeting the four basic ET Foundation Design Competition criteria, best addresses societal and/or environmental challenges/concerns. The entry must be a viable, extrusion-based product that meets the sustainability demands for the environment, while contributing to the quality of life for its intended users. Students should indicate they are seeking consideration for the Sustainable Design Award on the Entry Form and explain in the written brief how their entry meets the criteria. Examples of past entries for the Sustainable Design Challenge Category include:
Eligibility / How to Enter
Individual and team submissions will be accepted. Each student on the team must complete and submit an official entry form with the entry.
HOW TO ENTER
All design entries must include a completed 2021Official Student Design Competition Entry Form. Enter using the form in this brochure or download the official entry form at www.ETFdesign.org.
Entries may be mailed by post or emailed to mail@ETFoundation.org. IMPORTANT! When emailing your entry materials, you must include in the body of the email the list of the items you are attaching to your message (for example: "I have attached a total of 3 files: entry form, design presentation file in PDF, link to video file showing product prototype in use").
All entries must be received in the ET Foundation office no later than Monday, March 29, 2021.
Competition Rules & Judging Criteria
To be eligible, you must be currently enrolled as a student in high school, college/university, technical or design college, or graduate school.
Designs must be original and use 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 aluminum extrusion industry professionals will judge the competition entries in Spring 2021. Winners will be notified following judging via the email listed on their entry form (so write legibly!). For complete rules and criteria, visit www.aec.org/CompetitionRules.
Students are encouraged to learn more about aluminum extrusion design, processes and applications.
"Designing to the Limits of Your Imagination"
Download the educational presentation (PDF), “Designing to the Limits of Your Imagination”, to learn more about aluminum extrusion applications, design and processes.
AEC Aluminum Extrusion Manual
The AEC Aluminum Extrusion Manual is your one-stop resource for creating more effective products by using aluminum extrusions.
Past Winning Entries
Review past winning entries from the Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition (student and professional) for inspiration and thought starters for your aluminum extrusion design.
All entries due March 29, 2021
Student CompetitionCompetition Details Sustainable Design Competition Call for Entries Design Resources Rules & Judging Criteria Prizes 10 Tips for a Winning Design Past Winners
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