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The Top 5 Coolest Inventions From James Dyson Award’s Top 20!

The judges have selected their favorite innovations from each of the 20 participating nations shooting for the James Dyson Award, and as brilliant as all of the finalists are, I challenged myself to pick out the five new goodies that truly deserve the grand prize:

Get A Free Working Prototype Via “Miproto Idea, Made Real” Competition!

Do you have designs for a fantastic new invention? Share your plans and impress the Miproto Crew for a chance to earn a 3D model or working prototype of your creation! Everyone wins a £50 Miproto voucher too!

Redesign The Average School Lunch Experience, Win Up To $4,000!

Do your part to reform the old, tired and frankly, unhealthy way that public schools operate and set up their lunch programs into health-focused cafeterias, and you could earn yourself a nice chunk of money for your efforts.

Hurry Up For A Chance To Showcase Your Invention On Katie Couric's TV Show!

Katie Couric is looking for all kinds of helpful inventions that will make her audience think: “Why didn’t I think of that?” You’d better hurry up though, the open call for submissions closes on October 14th!

Make The Wildest Cars Of All Time: Capture The Emotion Design Competition

Car Design is setting aside several weeks to test designers to sketch up the coolest new rides imaginable, while only providing a single word each week as inspiration. Sounds like a blast!

Earn International Renown For Your Product In The iF Design Awards!

If you’ve created an awesome product, there isn’t a greater way to earn showcase it for the European market than winning one of the many iF Design Awards!

Calling Physical & Conceptual Product Inventors To Win The Spark Design Awards 2013!

Whether you’ve been putting the finishing touches on a fantastic new product design, or if you’re knocking around a good idea, you’ll want to show off your stuff for the upcoming Spark Design Awards.

Design The FACE Of Modern Automatic Door Controls, Win Big Money!

Italian design company FACE is looking for designers from around the world to design the visual interface for their upcoming automatic door control system. If they really like your touch keys and layouts, you’ll earn the grand prize of €1,250!

What Colors Will Dominate Design In 2088? Show DesignVision & Win Trip To NYC!

The DesignVision 2088 Competition challenges designers to imagine the most popular color palette 75 years from now. While I’m assuming that it’ll all be tangerine and teal polka dots everywhere you look in the future, but feel free to use your imagination!

Dyson Engineers Make Flying Objects In Their Spare Time

Dyson Inc., which specializes in machines that inhale and exhale, like vacuum cleaners and fans, prides itself on the number of attempts its engineers make to get to perfect.  On average, it's around 5000 prototypes to one finished product.  I don't know how many prototypes went into each of the flying machines created by the Dyson engineers for this year's Challenge Dyson, but they sure came up with some strange-looking ones - all made from Dyson product parts.

Superior Design: Win €50,000 Via 2014 Prix Émile Hermès International Design Award!

This international, and open-ended contest is a fantastic opportunity to get recognition for your personal reimagining of nearly any sort of care-related object, while pushing for a chance to win a whole bunch of cash!

2013 James Dyson Award Update: America Vs. The World!

The judges of the 2013 James Dyson Award have selected the best inventions from each of the 18 nations participating in the competition, and although I’m pulling for team USA, they’ve got some serious competition for the grand prize!

Design Stellar Seafood Dining Set & Win €10,000 Via ArtZept 2013 Contest!

If you’re a cutlery or kitchenware designer and a seafood gourmand, then I’ve got the perfect international contest for you!

Win $10,000 For Your “Green” Product Via “West Marine Green Product Of The Year!”

If you have invented a green product in the fishing, watersports, boating or sailing fields, you have no excuse not to set sail for the contest for a chance to win $10,000 from West Marine!

Design Emergency Urinal, Win €1,000 Via Public Urinal Systems Design Contest

The Emergency Sanitation team at WASTE are looking to creative inventors from around the world to develop a sanitary public urinal system to be installed in emergency situations. Do you have a golden design to share?

Got A Great Idea For An Outdoors Product? Pitch It To Earnhardt Outdoors!

Earnhardt Outdoors is looking for family friendly products that will be used to pull everyone together to get the most from the great outdoors. Is your rugged product tough enough for Earnhardt Outdoors to invest it?

Redesign Tikves Chardonnay Label, Win 500 Euros!

This international contest, presented by Tikves winery and Skopje Design Week, will test product packaging pros to revamp the label for Tikves Chardonnay for a chance to win 500 euros!

Build A Better Bike & Win The 2014 International Bicycle Design Competition!

If you have a way to make the globally appreciated sport of biking safer, more popular, exciting or fun than it is in its current form, you could win a huge pile of money for your idea!

Create A Modern Library & Win The Fenn Young Designers Award 2013!

If you’re between 18 and 33, and you know exactly how to reimagine the concept of a library for “Millennials,” share your designs for a chance to win up to $1,500!

Vote For Your Favorites Via Made In America – Hot Product Contest

This contest is all about American innovation and throwing your support behind really cool stuff so that it might be sold in stores, so be a patriot and vote for the best products!