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Zero waste requirement for the 2019 DIP competition!

…. And a reminder to everyone to submit their entry forms

The approach of Christmas is often one of the most important and exciting times of year for the Design Innovation in Plastics committee as we await the registrations for next year’s competition. So now is the time to remind everyone to get their entries registered as soon as possible!

Even before this year’s competition winners were announced on July 6, we were planning for the 2019 event, making certain we’d chosen a challenging theme on a topical subject.

The 2019 theme of ‘Healthy Body – Healthy World, the benefits of plastics in the modern world’ has been chosen to get students thinking not just about designing a new product, but more importantly, how it will be used – and even re-used – well into the future. Sustainability is very much the watchword, as we invite people to look to a future where everything is valued and nothing is wasted.

A number of universities noted for their design-oriented faculties, incorporate the DIP competition brief into their curriculum, so at quite an early stage, all the students have a chance to focus their minds on what it takes to design something new to the market.

We do know that whilst they have time to think through the nature of their product, students certainly don’t have the luxury of working on it full time, as they have to do it in between their full timetable of product and design work.

Knowing how quickly it all has to happen, we’re reminding all university tutors and students to organise and submit their registrations as soon as they can, to give them all the incentive they need to start preparing their products.

We are already seeing the first registrations beginning to arrive, and I expect we will have the usual flood leading up to the registration deadline of January 25th!

The competition is open to all students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, registered on UK and Ireland design courses, for the academic year in which the award is taking place.
To enter, you need to complete and submit an online entry form which can be found at http://www.designinnovationplastics.org/competition.htm