Universal Design Grand Challenge 2015

27th March

Deadline for students to enter their design ideas.

The Universal Design Grand Challenge is a design competition that promotes and awards Universal Design excellence in Ireland. The UDGC invites third level students to enter student projects that demonstrate concepts and designs that are easy to use for a wide range of people.

Entering the competition

The Universal Design Grand Challenge 2015 Student Awards is open to ALL third level students in their final two years of study, post grads and recent graduates from a wide range of disciplines including architecture, landscape architecture, engineering (all disciplines), computer science, multi-media, web design, graphic design, product design, innovation and design. Entries from individuals or teams welcome.

1. Download and complete the UDGC Expression of Interest (Word doc, 1mb) and email it in to info@ceud.ie (You will be sent the UDGC Design Entry Form and a UDGC Dropbox folder where you can upload the required information about your design for review by the judges.) (Early design entries will be given priority invitations to attend the UDGC Awards event)
2. Send the completed UDGC Design Entry Form to the UDGC Dropbox folder.
That’s it! You will receive confirmation and updates on the status of your entry.


UDGC People’s Choice Award 2015 Trophy (travelling perpetual trophy) €1,000.00 in prize money (€500 for the school plus €500 for the designer(s))UDGC Judges’ Choice.

Award 2015 Trophy (travelling perpetual trophy) €1,000.00 in prize money (€500 for the school plus €500 for the designer(s))Highly Commended entries will be also be announced at the UDGC event.

The Enterprise Ireland “Universal Design Commercialisation Award” will provide one or more of the shortlisted entrants with a Commercial Case Feasibility Grant.

Key dates

Closing date for registration: 27th March 2015
Awards Event: 4th June, 2015. Westin Hotel, Dublin 2.

For updates go to http://universaldesign.ie/Awards/

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