Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition: Your Ideas Taking Shape

The Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition strives to challenge and empower the next generation of designers to think about how aluminum extrusions can shape a better, more sustainable world.

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and its educational and research organization, the ET Foundation, are inviting designers and engineers from around the world to share their vision for the future using aluminum extrusions.

The Entry Deadline has passed and winners of the Design Competition will be notified by email if their entry won an award by the end of April 2024. 

Military Jeep crossing a light vehicle aluminum extruded bridge
Aluminum extruded light vehicle military bridge over stream

The Design Competition rewards creativity, innovation and ingenuity, improved process and product improvement. We want to see your unique ideas for aluminum profile applications in a variety of markets to help show the versatility of aluminum extrusions!

2024 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

The 2024 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition was open to student AND professional designers, engineers, architects and others.

Winning entries will be displayed at the aluminum extrusion industry's premier technical education event, the Thirteenth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar & Exposition, scheduled for April 30 - May 2, 2024.

$29,000 in Prizes!
A total of $15,500 in scholarship awards for top designs from students and $10,000 in cash awards for the best designs from professionals - plus a $3,500 Grand Prize awarded across all categories and classes - are available to the winning entries from students and professionals.

Winners will be notified following judging via the email listed on the participant's entry form (so write legibly!). Follow the links to "I am a Student" and "I am a Professional" below for details.

Winning Entries to be Featured at ET'24

The winning entries from the 2024 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition will be displayed at the Thirteenth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar & Exposition - ET '24, scheduled for April 30 - May 2, 2024, in Orlando, Florida.

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Thank you to the 2024 Student Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition Sponsors: