Saul Walker Student Design Competition

Ages:Undergraduate, Graduate

Types:Submission, Presentation

Categories:Design, engineering, STEM, Technology

Scope:National

Registration Closes
Jan 8, 2022 12:01am
Africa/Abidjan

Registration Not Currently Available

The AES Student Design Competition is an opportunity for aspiring hardware and software engineers to participate in a worldwide contest during AES Conventions and gain recognition for their hard work, technical creativity and ingenuity. If you wish to participate as an individual or a group, a faculty advisor must recommend your project to represent your school in either the Undergraduate or Graduate category.

Students from both audio and non-audio backgrounds are encouraged to submit entries. Few restrictions are placed on the nature of the projects, but designs must be for use with audio. Examples include loudspeaker design, DSP plug-ins, analog hardware, signal analysis tools, mobile applications, sound synthesis devices, and workflow solutions. Products should represent new, original ideas implemented in working-model prototypes.

It is important to note that multiple students or groups from a school can submit a project. Students who are not competing are strongly encouraged to attend the Student Design Competition Exhibition. This is a learning opportunity for all students through feedback, constructive criticism, and conversation.

Students create a 4-8 page write up describing your project and communicating your design to the judges. You may use any combination of diagrams, schematics, code blocks, and text. Prior to the AES Convention, project descriptions are read by the Student Delegate Assembly. Students of all approved project descriptions will compete in the Student Design Competition Exhibition. This takes the form of a Poster Session during the Convention, where you may discuss, explain, and demonstrate your design. All entrants are required to prepare a poster in the event that they are chosen as a finalist. Tri-fold posters are recommended, and should reasonably large. A poster should be able to stand alone, that is, be understandable even if the product designers are not present to explain, discuss, or answer questions.

Prior to the AES Convention, project descriptions are read by members of the AES Education Committee and student delegates. Student delegates examine the submitter’s work to ensure all submission guidelines are followed, and all work is original before forwarding the descriptions to the judges. Over the following weeks, judges will have the opportunity to form preliminary evaluations of each project. You can check the status of your project’s approval on the aes.org submission system.

All approved project descriptions will compete in the Student Design Competition Exhibition. This competition format has been adjusted for online streaming capabilities. The current layout consists of: a 5 minute pre-recorded presentation of the design by student(s); video feedback from judges; and an online Q&A lasting no longer than 2 minutes. By entering the competition, you also agree to have your video submission and project showcased for future promotion of the student design competition.

Projects will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, usability and interface design, and context within currently available technology. Make sure your design is new, exciting, and practical!

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://aesstudents.org/sdc

Managing Organization: Audio Engineering Society

Contact:

christoph.thompson@aes.org

Entry Fee: $

Eligibility:
<p class="">To participate in the AES Design Competition, you must:</p> <p class="">1.    Be a current Student Member of the Audio Engineering Society. Join at aes.org/join. Please note that fees vary by region.</p> <p class="">2.    Design and construct the project while you are a student affiliated with a college audio, software design, or engineering program.</p> <p class="">3.    Be approved by your faculty advisor as the sole representative/group for your project.</p> <p class="">4.    Submit your project description electronically according to the submission guidelines prior to the deadline.</p> <p class="">If a project is designed by a team of students all team members must, at minimum, also be enrolled students affiliated with a university audio program, which will be verified through the respective faculty advisers. To present as a team all team members must meet the complete eligibility criteria. Violation of these rules will result in disqualification. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstance.</p> <p class="">Once a project is submitted to an AES Student Design Competition, it is disqualified from future competitions. This also means submitting revised or modified designs of a previously submitted project is prohibited. Additionally, the submission has to be conceived as a student project. It must not have been developed with the goal of being marketed as a commercial product in affiliation with a company providing funding.</p>

Registration Closes
Jan 8, 2022 12:01am
Africa/Abidjan

Overview

The AES Student Design Competition is an opportunity for aspiring hardware and software engineers to participate in a worldwide contest during AES Conventions and gain recognition for their hard work, technical creativity and ingenuity. If you wish to participate as an individual or a group, a faculty advisor must recommend your project to represent your school in either the Undergraduate or Graduate category.

Students from both audio and non-audio backgrounds are encouraged to submit entries. Few restrictions are placed on the nature of the projects, but designs must be for use with audio. Examples include loudspeaker design, DSP plug-ins, analog hardware, signal analysis tools, mobile applications, sound synthesis devices, and workflow solutions. Products should represent new, original ideas implemented in working-model prototypes.

It is important to note that multiple students or groups from a school can submit a project. Students who are not competing are strongly encouraged to attend the Student Design Competition Exhibition. This is a learning opportunity for all students through feedback, constructive criticism, and conversation.

Process

Students create a 4-8 page write up describing your project and communicating your design to the judges. You may use any combination of diagrams, schematics, code blocks, and text. Prior to the AES Convention, project descriptions are read by the Student Delegate Assembly. Students of all approved project descriptions will compete in the Student Design Competition Exhibition. This takes the form of a Poster Session during the Convention, where you may discuss, explain, and demonstrate your design. All entrants are required to prepare a poster in the event that they are chosen as a finalist. Tri-fold posters are recommended, and should reasonably large. A poster should be able to stand alone, that is, be understandable even if the product designers are not present to explain, discuss, or answer questions.

Criteria

Prior to the AES Convention, project descriptions are read by members of the AES Education Committee and student delegates. Student delegates examine the submitter’s work to ensure all submission guidelines are followed, and all work is original before forwarding the descriptions to the judges. Over the following weeks, judges will have the opportunity to form preliminary evaluations of each project. You can check the status of your project’s approval on the aes.org submission system.

All approved project descriptions will compete in the Student Design Competition Exhibition. This competition format has been adjusted for online streaming capabilities. The current layout consists of: a 5 minute pre-recorded presentation of the design by student(s); video feedback from judges; and an online Q&A lasting no longer than 2 minutes. By entering the competition, you also agree to have your video submission and project showcased for future promotion of the student design competition.

Projects will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, usability and interface design, and context within currently available technology. Make sure your design is new, exciting, and practical!

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://aesstudents.org/sdc

Managing Organization: Audio Engineering Society

Contact:

christoph.thompson@aes.org

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
<p class="">To participate in the AES Design Competition, you must:</p> <p class="">1.    Be a current Student Member of the Audio Engineering Society. Join at aes.org/join. Please note that fees vary by region.</p> <p class="">2.    Design and construct the project while you are a student affiliated with a college audio, software design, or engineering program.</p> <p class="">3.    Be approved by your faculty advisor as the sole representative/group for your project.</p> <p class="">4.    Submit your project description electronically according to the submission guidelines prior to the deadline.</p> <p class="">If a project is designed by a team of students all team members must, at minimum, also be enrolled students affiliated with a university audio program, which will be verified through the respective faculty advisers. To present as a team all team members must meet the complete eligibility criteria. Violation of these rules will result in disqualification. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstance.</p> <p class="">Once a project is submitted to an AES Student Design Competition, it is disqualified from future competitions. This also means submitting revised or modified designs of a previously submitted project is prohibited. Additionally, the submission has to be conceived as a student project. It must not have been developed with the goal of being marketed as a commercial product in affiliation with a company providing funding.</p>

Deadlines

Registration Closes
Jan 8, 2022 12:01am
Africa/Abidjan