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Deadline: October 22, 2017 | Apply here
Eligibility: design students enrolled in a European university, and those who’ve recently graduated
Prizes: 
First prize: EUR 5000,-
Second prize: EUR 3000,-
Third prize: EUR 2000,-
People’s award: EUR 1000,- (for the design selected by public vote)
All winners will have the opportunity to apply for a six-month paid internship at the Toyota Material Handling Europe Design Center

Toyota Logistic Design Competition 2018

For the third time, Toyota Material Handling Europe launches a Logistic Design Competition. For the 2018 contest Toyota wants design students, and those who’ve recently graduated, to revolutionise the future of package handling and the logistics process.

Major cash prizes are at stake for the winners. There’s also a chance for you to make your mark on future of the package delivery design.

Package delivery. Join the revolution.

We’re moving into the world where everything and everyone is connected. Customers are not only making decisions online, but also buying online which has made online shopping and e-commerce the norm, and a fast delivery time a priority.

Around 25 million packages are being delivered throughout Europe every day (with approx. 12% annual growth rate). How can this growth become reality if traffic paths are already blocked, workforce shortage already exists today, even air traffic is coming to its limits and people are still getting more impatient to expect even shorter delivery times? It seems the entire logistics process is in need of a transformation… maybe even a revolution.

Toyota challenges you to think about the possibilities of direct delivery to customers, abandoning the idea of the traditional supply chain. To think about how you would optimise the last mile each package delivers to the end customer. And to come up with a logistic solution that is fast, sustainable and most of all: revolutionary. This is your time to make your mark on the package delivery industry and win some cash prizes!

Eligibility

This competition is open to university design students and recent graduates (2017) of an accredited European university. Applicants can apply individually or in teams of up to three members. We encourage multi-disciplinary teams. When competing as a team pick a team leader who will be responsible for the registration and all communication regarding this challenge.

Although the competition is focused on industrial design, product design and transportation design, students with a background in business, fashion, engineering, architecture etc. are also encouraged to submit their work.

Only participants who belong to an accredited undergraduate or graduate university programme, or recent graduates (2017), are eligible to participate in the competition. Proof of enrollment (or graduation) will be requested of all finalists.

Competition process

  • Register: Get access to detailed instructions
  • Design: Create the next generation of package delivery design
  • Submit: Upload your submission by the deadline, 22 October
  • Develop: Finalists develop further their submission with the help of the expert jury
  • Vote: Submissions open for public voting

Your file submission for the concept’s description should adhere to the following rules:

  • Surprise the judges with a visual concept that demonstrates quality and clarity throughout your design. Make sure to incorporate the Toyota heritage and its core product values and meet the judging criterias. The concept should also be innovative and environment-friendly.
  • The submission should consist of a single revolutionary design concept for package delivery, including visual sketches in PDF format (max 4 pages including cover page).
  • The work should be presented in A3 landscape layout and include a detailed description of the concept in English.
  • Only one entry per participant/team is accepted. Each participant/team can register only once.
  • Submissions must be the applicant’s own creation, must not be in production and must not have been previously published or exhibited.
  • For team entries, members must nominate a leader and contact person. The team leader is responsible for sharing the prize.

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