The James Dyson Award is an international student design award that challenges young people to, "design something that solves a problem". The contest is open to university level students (or recent graduates) in the fields of product design, industrial design and engineering. The award is run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson’s charitable trust, as part of its mission to get young people excited about design engineering.
To qualify students must have studied in: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom or the United States.
One national winner and four finalists are chosen from each country. James Dyson selects an international winner for the overall prize.