Create the Trophy Competition

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The 2024 Create the Trophy Competition Winner is Sunil Thakkar.

The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering is a global prize that celebrates the successes of modern engineering. With QEPrize winners selected from across the world, such an international prize requires a truly international trophy.

Every year, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering trophy is found through the ‘Create the Trophy’ competition. The competition gives young people aged 14-24 the opportunity to get involved, testing their design skills using the latest in 3D-design technology. The winner receives a high-end laptop, a model of their trophy, and the opportunity to see their 3D printed winning design presented to the winners of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering in London, UK. In addition, the winning trophy will also go on display in the Engineers gallery at the Science Museum, which showcases engineering innovations through the lens of the QEPrize.

Trophy designs are created and submitted online using the QEPrize3D app, which is free to download on iOS and Android devices. The 2024 winning entry, designed by Sunil Thakkar from India, was selected by a panel of expert judges from the fields of engineering, innovation and design.

This year, we also recognised two finalists for our Highly Commended award. Nandan Ambure and Samiha Nasher's designs were awarded Highly Commended by the judges. Nandan's trophy was inspired by the imagery of a plant, emblematic of the fruitful results and prosperity stemming from the innovative endeavours of engineers. Samiha's trophy was inspired by how far women in STEM have come and, and the challenges they've faced to get there.

See this year's finalists!

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How to enter

CREATE your trophy using the free QEPrize 3D Design Studio app.

SHARE your design to social media after applying filters and effects in the photo studio.

SUBMIT your finished design to the Create the Trophy competition!

Click on the buttons below to download the free QEPrize 3D Design Studio app on iOS and Android devices.

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