The 2020 Brief

Improving Lifestyle and

Saving Resources

Create an item made primarily of plastics on the theme of ‘A product for urban living’.

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Top Tips

10 tips for making your project stand out

  • 1. Be creative

  • 2. Be practical

  • 3. Describe the product

  • 4. Use renderings, CAD etc. as appropriate

  • 5. Describe why you chose the polymers you did

  • 6. Describe the production processes that would be used

  • 7. Include a model or prototype, even if non-working

  • 8. Stick to the Brief

  • 9. Summarise – judges don’t have all day!

  • And lastly
  • 10. Go for quality over quantity

The Rules

Entrants are required to comply with ten key requirements. Failure to do so could result in disqualification

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Entries will be judged according to the following five criteria

  • Adherence to brief:

    Proof that the design has addressed what is required.

  • Originality:

    Innovation in function, form or use of materials, or a radical solution to an existing problem.

  • Manufacture:

    Indication that issues of cost-effective and sustainable production have been considered, from tooling and manufacture to marketing and disposal; an imaginative, intelligent and appropriate use of polymers, indicating that research has been carried out into materials and processing.

  • Sustainability:

    Evidence that an understanding of the principles of sustainability has been applied to the design.

  • Presentation:

    A clear representation of the design and method of construction, and an indication of all the materials used. The first sheet should clearly explain, in five bullet points, why your design answers the brief

Meet our Judges…

Create an item made primarily of plastics on the theme of ‘A product for urban living’.