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asbe Design Challenge Submissions 2021

asbe Design Challenge Submissions 2021

The asbe Foundation Annual Awards Banquet will be held in April of 2021 Date TBD:
at the University Center (building UC 1 on the map) on the Macomb Community College Center Campus

Participation in the Design Challenge keeps curriculum current, encourages student creativity, provides an industry based activity, and reinforces your Drafting and Art programs. The educational benefit of the Competition is to give students a problem that requires the practical application of the Design Process.

The Design Process starts with a concept sketch or idea, is then refined, and finally developed into a functional part. Students are given an industry based problem and are challenged with finding a design solution.

Design Concept and Engineering Design are the two categories of the Design Challenge Competition and together they utilize the components of the Design Process. CAD Drafting and artistic skills that students have gained in their classes can be directly applied to an automotive based design problem with the Design Challenge.

Two Categories Engage Both Drafting and Art Students

The Design Concept Category will ask the drafting or art student to propose a creative aesthetic design of an automotive based problem. It will require a series of sketches or images to show the evolution of the final design, a final hand or computer-generated rendering of the design, and a one page description of the process that was taken.

The Engineering Design Category asks the drafting student to create a functional design solution to an automotive based problem. The design will be shown using proper orthographic projection with consideration to functionality, materials, fasteners, cost, and safety.


Obtaining the Design Challenge Problems and Instructions
A full description of the Challenge, problems, rules, and CAD file in stp format will be furnished to work from. A pdf file will also be available for those students who don’t have access to a CAD system or who choose to submit a hand drawn entry.

The documents and files will be emailed to you in response to your registration, with a link to download or can be downloaded here before you complete the registration process.

Cash Prizes
Certificates of Recognition and Cash Prizes are awarded to the top eight winners in each

Category: Design Concept and Engineering Design. Best of School awards are given to the best entry in each category from high schools that do not place in the top eight.

Awards Dinner
Winners of the Design Challenge and their teachers will be invited to attend the annual Awards Dinner Celebration as our guests. This event will be held in April (date TBD) 2021.
Photos of the past winners are posted on our website.

  • Contest Materials will be Available September 2020 (Download Here)
  • Due Date for Entries is Thursday, April 1st, 2021
  • Awards Dinner is April 2021 (Date TBD)

Event Properties

Event Date 09-27-2020
Event End Date 04-02-2021
Registration Start Date 09-27-2020
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 32
Cut off date 04-02-2021
Individual Price Free