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2019 Design Challenge
The Western Joint Branch is proud to present the 2019 Design Challenge.
The Challenge: In a team, design a complete system capable of removing items of plastic from the sea.
Design Challenge Team Prizes
1st Prize £1,000
2nd Prize £500
3rd Prize £250
The Design Challenge is open to a maximum of 6 teams, assigned on a first come – first served basis through an email to with a completed Registration Form. Further details and rules of the Design Challenge will be made available at the Launch Night.
Each team must have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 members. No members of the team shall hold Chartered Engineer status and a member of the team must be present at the launch evening to qualify.
Other interested teams (including those with Chartered status) are encouraged to complete the design challenge and produce a poster at finals night, but will not be eligible to present to the judges or win the prizes described.
Design Challenge Launch Night:
16th September 2019, University of Bath
RINA / IMarEST WJB Young Members Representative