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First Prize £1000

plus a visit to the global headquarters of headline industry sponsor, Covestro, in Leverkusen, Germany, which is a world leading supplier of high-tech polymer materials; innovative, sustainable and diverse.  This will include the chance to visit departments focusing on materials, future designs and trends..

The winner will also receive an invitation to the Worshipful Company of Horners Annual Banquet, as their guest, at the Mansion House, London held annually in October.

Second Prize £500  Third Prize £250

An additional opportunity to join the winner on the visit to Covestro may also be available for the Second or Third Place Winner at the Judge’s Discretion

Highly Commended £100 each

Work Placements - With thanks to our sponsors, each finalist will be awarded a work placement at one of the following companies, with the allocation interview taking place during the final judging session

Finalists should also note that the work placement prizes have been warmly welcomed by previous finalists with comments such as:-

‘my placement resulted in a job offer’

‘I learnt so much about being a design professional’

'I've worked on 6 projects on my own and have learnt so much in terms of product development, cad and manufacturing’.


In addition all finalists will receive one year’s free membership of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.