DIP 2024 Brief
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Undergraduate UK students can participate in the Design Innovation in Plastics competition for a chance to win up to £1,000 and a placement. Entry is free and IP remains solely the student's.
31 March 2024 Submission deadline
12 April 2024 Preliminary judging
8-9 May 2024 Sumitomo Demag course
24 May 2024 Final Judging
5 July 2024 Award ceremony
Established in 1985, Design Innovation In Plastics is now the longest running student plastics design award in Europe. Students submit their entries digitally and finalists are invited to present their concepts to a panel of judges with presentation slides and models. All finalists win a cash prize, a short placement with a UK design company, and connections to esteemed members of the community. We encourage tutors and lecturers to incorporate our brief into their university’s coursework to facilitate student submissions.
Design Innovation in Plastics is sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Horners, The Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3), and market leaders in the fields of design and innovation including Covestro.