2021 Briefs, Specifications and Rules

Competition Resources

2021 Competition Registration

Registration for Design Challenge 2021 opens on 1 October 2020

If you would like to take part please complete our online registration form, or if you would like more information, contact us designchallenge@imeche.org

Enter the challenge

How to run internal university competitions

The Regional Competition will have four sections, the rules for which can be viewed in full in the General Specification:

The three teams with the highest scores in the main competition heats will go forward into the final run-off. The winner of the run off will represent the university at their regional competition.

  • Autodesk Award

    In addition to the overall Design Challenge awards, Autodesk have set the brief for their own award which they will present. The brief for this award is:

    “The Design Challenge solution which makes best use of Fusion 360 Generative Design, to directly impact upon and improve the performance of their solution”

    This may be in one of 3 ways:

    • Lightweight
    • Performance through increased strength
    • Parts consolidation

    Prizes for this award include:

    • VIP tour of Autodesk’s Technology Centre in Birmingham
    • Invitation to present at Autodesk University in London.
    • Individual prizes for each team member.

    To enter a submission for this award, simply create a 1 minute video presenting your Generative Design solution.

  • Marketing materials for sharing

    Please see ‘Competition Resources’ above to download our marketing materials.