The first stage in judging the James Dyson Award 2010 has been completed and the national shortlists have been posted.
From these, 20 projects will be chosen to go onto the next stage later this month. The overall international winner will be crowned in October. Read on for a look at some of those now being scrutinized by the judges.
Designers from 18 countries have entered projects in this year’s James Dyson Award. Up for grabs is GBP10,000 (about US$15,775) in prize money for the international winner plus a visit to one of the Dyson research & development centers and, of course, a trophy. The university department to which the winning designer or team belongs, if appropriate, will also receive GBP10,000. This year’s challenge was simply to design something that solves a problem.
The first judging stage has now been completed and national shortlists drawn up. Up to ten entries from each of the 18 countries are now through to the next round, which will see those whittled down to just 20. Sadly, the Treadway Mobility personal transport solution didn’t make the cut but Sea Kettle and the Copenhagen Wheel are through.