Challenge rules

Stage one (submissions):


In order for your submissions to qualify, you must meet the following requirements:

  • The participating students must be UAE citizens or residents in grades 9 – 11 during the academic year 2018 – 2019
  • Each team must be comprised of 2-3 team members guided by a mentor or coach. Each team can submit only one entry to the EGA Aluminium Design Challenge. However, schools may have multiple entries.
  • Each mentor or coach must officially register at the registration site on or before 6 December 2018 at 23:59 (+4 GMT).
  • Submissions must be entered into one of four categories by 13 January 2019 at 23:59 (+4 GMT):
  1. Futuristic transportation
  2. Architectural marvel
  3. Kinetic art
  4. Humanitarian relief packaging
  • The parents or guardians of each participant must complete a consent form, which can be downloaded at the Required forms page
  • Each submission should include:
    • A project Summary of 300 words
    • A project portfolio that is no more than 10 pages, and includes a visual illustration/image/sketch of the proposed idea and a two minute video. Submissions may also include a design in a CAD file format. The mandatory project portfolio template can be downloaded at the Required forms page. View Submission guidelines for further information.


Stage two (the finals):


Shortlisted finalists will be eligible to participate in the final event on January 2019 in the UAE. 

Finalists will receive a prototyping kit with components that can be used to construct a physical prototype of their submission. 

Shortlisted teams will receive additional details on the requirements of the prototype.

Back to The EGA Aluminium Design Challenge.