AEC Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

  • Deadline: 03/30/2021
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: 4
  • Award Amount: $5,000
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  • Phone: 847-526-2010
  • Fax: 847-526-3993
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  • Address: 1000 N. Rand Road Suite 214 Wauconda, IL 60084

The main aim of the Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition is to enlighten students and engineering, design, and architecture professionals about aluminum extrusions’ superior advantages and many applications.

The AEC Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition winning entries will be those that best demonstrate the benefits of aluminum extrusion, whether by creating a new product or improving an existing one.

If you think that your design can satisfy the four judging criteria objectives of creativity, practicality, market impact or potential and product or process improvement, you are highly encouraged to submit the application form.

Full Description

If you happen to be among the winning students, you will be presented with scholarships for First, Second and Third Place.

  • First Place – $5,000
  • Second Place – $4,000
  • Third Place – $3,000

Who's eligible?

The first thing that each interested student should be familiar with are qualifications for entry.

The applicant must currently be enrolled as a student in high school, college/university, technical school, or graduate school to be eligible.

All the other requirements are related to the application material that the applicant must provide.

How to Apply

It is highly recommended to include a 3-D printed prototype of your component design and your extrusion design must fit within no larger than a 10-inch circle size to be considered for an award.

Also, the applicant is strongly suggested to provide as much support material as possible to illustrate the design, its utility, and practicality.

Make sure that designs are original and make use of at least one extruded aluminum component and multiple entries may be accepted.

The criteria which will be taken into consideration when determining the winner are:

  • Creativity
  • Practicality
  • Product/Process Advantage
  • Market Impact/Potential

Besides the fact that you must design a product that incorporates at least one extruded aluminum profile, you will need to apply for the scholarship either using the form which can be found in a brochure or you can download the official entry form at

Industry professionals will determine the winning designs and the award receivers will be announced in Spring.

Scholarship listed under: Design Scholarships, Illinois Scholarships

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