2023 Student Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and ET Foundation are hosting the 2023 Student Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition and invite participation worldwide.

The challenge is to design a product or system featuring aluminum extrusions. The design must be original and make use of at least one extruded aluminum component.

Scholarships will be presented as cash awards to the best student aluminum extrusion designs submitted.

The Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition is intended to enlighten students about the many design advantages and infinite application possibilities of aluminum extrusions.

Students have a unique way of looking at the world, which makes them well-qualified to offer creative solutions to design challenges.

To be eligible for the AEC Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition, applicants must be currently enrolled as a student in high school, college/university, technical college, or graduate school.

Winning entries will be those that best demonstrate the benefits of aluminum extrusion, whether by creating a new product or improving an existing one, by achieving the four judging criteria objectives of creativity, practicality, market impact or potential and product or process improvement.

Scholarships will be presented as cash awards to the best student aluminum extrusion designs submitted. The following award awards will be available to the winning entries in the Student Class:

Student Scholarships totaling $15,500 are available to the winning entries in the following amounts:
$5,000    First Place
$4,000    Second Place
$3,000    Third Place
$3,500    Sustainable Design Award

Student Competition Sponsors
The ET Foundation is grateful to the following companies for sponsoring the 2022 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition student scholarships:

  • Almag Aluminum
  • MI Metals
  • Pennex Aluminum

Eligibility

The Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition is open only to students for 2023. Students currently enrolled in high school, university, community college, trade, technical or design school are eligible to enter one or more designs. 

Entry in the competition is free and designs are due no later than March 27, 2023.

There is no entry fee to participate!

website: Design Competition | Aluminum Extruders Council (aec.org)

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