2023 Student Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

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2023 Student Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

2023 Student Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition now is over!

2023 Student Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition: The 2023 Student Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition hosted by Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and ET Foundation challenges this year only students to think about aluminum extrusions as a holistic solution to a design problem by creating a product or system that includes at least one extruded aluminum component.

Short description

Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and ET Foundation are hosting the 2023 Student Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition this year open only to students.

The Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition is intended to enlighten students about the many design advantages and infinite application possibilities of aluminum extrusions.

The challenge is to design a product or system featuring aluminum extrusions. The design must be original and make use of at least one extruded aluminum component.

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 the intended users.

Winning entries will be those that best demonstrate the benefits of aluminum extrusion, whether by creating a new product or improving an existing one, by achieving the four judging criteria objectives of creativity, practicality, market impact or potential and product or process improvement.

Submission requirements:

Entry materials may be submitted as a PDF (no larger than 10 mb). Submission of the entry on a presentation board no larger than 17" x 11" is also acceptable, however digital images are preferred. Any drawings or CAD models should be saved as JPG images. Special consideration will be given to entries that include a printed 3-D model of their extrusion profile design and/or include a video.

Who may enter?

The Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition is open only to students for 2023. Students currently enrolled in high school, university, community college, trade, technical or design school are eligible to enter one or more designs. 

Prize:

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:

First Place – $5,000
Second Place – $4,000
Third Place – $3,000
Sustainable Design – $3,500

Entry fees

There is no entry fee to participate!

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