ET Foundation and Bonnell Aluminum invite entries for 2018 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition.

The ET Foundation, the educational and scientific organization devoted to promoting and advancing aluminum extrusion processes and technologies, has issued the Call for Entries for the 2018 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. The 2018 competition is divided into two classes: Professional and Student. Cash prizes and student scholarships will be presented to the top designs. Bonnell Aluminum is the sole sponsor for the cash awards, totaling $20,000, including a $3,500 Grand Prize.

Professional designers, engineers, and manufacturers along with students studying design and engineering at universities, colleges, technical schools and high schools around the world are invited to participate. The ET Foundation will accept entries for the 2018 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition through April 2, 2018. Entry in the competition is free and judging will take place following the entry deadline.

The 2018 Call for Entries, containing the details and entry forms, can be downloaded at

The aim of the competition is to promote the understanding and use of extruded aluminium profiles, as well as highlight innovations and recognize excellence in aluminium extrusion design.

Student Scholarships will be presented as cash awards to the top student designs, including $3,000 for First Place, $2,000 for Second Place, and $1,000 for Third Place. Students also may compete for the Bonnell Sustainable Design Challenge Scholarship Award of $2,500.

Professionals compete in a separate category from students, and entries received in the Professional Class will be divided into four categories: Structural/Architectural, Transportation, Engineered Products, and Alternative Energy. First-place cash prizes in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded to the best design in each category. Individual designers and companies are eligible to enter the Professional Design Competition.

The winners of the 2018 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition will be announced at the new AEC educational event, Extrusion Design University – EDU ’18, scheduled for May 14-16 in Chicago, Illinois. The event will bring together aluminium extrusion industry experts and designers, engineers, and users of extrusions who are interested in honing their aluminium extrusion knowledge, understanding and design skills. In addition to the cash awards, winning designers will be offered a complimentary registration to EDU ’18. For more information on the event, visit