How to enter

The EGA Aluminium Design Challenge is a chance for creative students to use their STEM skills to compete for prizes.

Submissions must be made online at

The deadline for submissions is 13 Jan 2023 at 23:59 (UAE time).


Submission guidelines:

A brief description of your entry on the submission page (around 300 words)

    • A detailed project portfolio is to be submitted based on the template provided here. Simply download the portfolio template for your chosen theme. The portfolio must be limited to 15 pages maximum
    • Project file type options: PDF, or pptx (non-editable format)
    • Upload at least one (but no more than three) visual illustrations. Scanned images of sketches are acceptable. The visual illustration(s) should complement your entry description and can be drawings, photos, charts, or CAD images

Image and model specifications:

    • File formats: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, stl
    • Image size should not exceed 2500 x 2500 pixel
    • Minimum image width is 1000px. Maximum file size 5 MB
    • 3D models submitted must be submitted in .stl format. In case the file size is bigger than 25 mb, provide a link to an online folder with all permissions
    • No blank spaces in file name, eg designteam01.jpg

Video submission specifications:

Every participating team must create a two-minute video of your team explaining your project to supplement your submission. The video can be uploaded in a YouTube account (with private viewing). The mentor or coach of each team must be the rightful owner of the e-mail address registered with the YouTube account for the video submission. Only the e-mail address used to register for the competition can be used. The video must:

    • Be no longer than two (2) minutes in length
    • Be submitted in one the formats that YouTube accepts. Any other formats submitted and/or exceeding the time limit will be disqualified
    • Must be the team members’ original idea. 

Link to important documents:

Download important documents such as the challenge manual and portfolio templates here.

Guide for coaches/mentors (and students)

Please use the Mentor Support Guide as a reference. The guide can be integrated into any design and technology curriculum, STEM clubs, after-school programmes or innovation programmes within schools.

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