PTC Announces Second Annual Student DesignQuest Challenge

19 Nov, 2007

Secondary and postsecondary students around the world invited to submit product designs created with Pro/ENGINEER or Pro/Desktop for cash and other prizes.

PTC announced it has launched its second annual DesignQuest Challenge. Sponsored by the PTC Global Education Program, the competition gives secondary and postsecondary students the opportunity to showcase product design achievements using PTC's Pro/ENGINEER or Pro/DESKTOP software. Deadline for submissions is March 30, 2008.

The competition is open to individual students as well as student teams attending academic institutions that are currently enrolled in the PTC Global Education Program. Each contestant must be a registered student in the 2007-2008 school year and be sponsored by an instructor at his or her school.

Entries should include a short description of the design submitted, the problem it solves (or how it improves upon existing products), and why it is important. Five finalists will be selected from each category (secondary and postsecondary). A panel of judges from the PTC/USER community will evaluate the finalists and choose one grand prize winner in each category.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • solves unique or defined problem
  • innovative design
  • design quality
  • complexity of design
  • feasibility of solution
  • ergonomics/ease of use
  • aesthetics/style

A cash award of $1,000 will be given to both the secondary and postsecondary grand prize winners. Additionally, the grand prize winner in the secondary schools category will receive 35 seats of Pro/ENGINEER Schools Advanced Edition. The top winner in the postsecondary schools category will receive an annual site license of the University Edition of Pro/ENGINEER. Additional cash awards and prizes will be given to all finalists in both categories. All registered users who submit a contest entry will receive a certificate of recognition for participating in the competition.