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Design competitions & events

Autodesk Education wants to meet the designers, innovators, and creators of tomorrow. That’s why we promote worldwide design competitions and events that help inspire and prepare students for careers in architecture, engineering, and the digital arts.


Employers are looking to hire new graduates with demonstrated experience and skills. Sharpen your skills, show off your talents, and build your resume with competition experience.

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3D Student Design Challenge

Ages 18-24 (India)
Design a sustainable architectural building or a mechanical product using Autodesk products.


Architecture students
Win a prestigious traineeship in a top architecture practice in this global student competition.

Autodesk Design Challenge

Secondary and post-secondary students and educators (Latin America)
Compete designing a scale car with Autodesk® Fusion 360™.

Autodesk Design Next

Ages 18-24 (Turkey)
Design a sustainable architectural building or a mechanical product using Autodesk products.

Autodesk Panorama

Autodesk Panorama is the coolest boot camp for international students, where we celebrate aspiring young designers, engineers and architects of tomorrow.

Autodesk: Shape the Future

Ages 18-24 (Russia, Ukraine…)
Design a sustainable architectural building or a mechanical product using Autodesk products.

China Digital Prototyping

Ages 18-24 in China
Design a mechanistic model or robot using Autodesk Inventor Professional which can be applied to 3D printers.

China Revit Cup

Ages 18-24 in China
Design an architecture building using Autodesk Revit Architecture, and/or 3ds Max Design.

F1 in Schools

Ages up to 19
Design a better, faster and cooler F1 car of the future with Autodesk software.

FIRST Robotics

Ages up to 18 (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Mexico, and U.S.)
Use Autodesk design tools to build and test robots designed to meet challenges.

Formula Student Projects

University students (Austria, Germany, U.K.)
Compete in engineering challenges for Formula Student, Formula SAE, Shell Eco-Marathon, and others.

Games for Change

Create a game that promotes social change and explores social and ecological issues in a meaningful way.

Holcim Awards

Ages 18+
Submit projects that contribute to a more sustainable built environment.

The Rookies

Ages 18+
Global competition for young designers, creators, innovators, and artists.

Solar Decathlon

Collegiate teams (China, Europe, U.S.)
Design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive.

SkillsUSA Championships

High school and vocational students (U.S.)
Compete in leadership and hands-on skill events locally to advance to a national event.

VES Awards

Learn about the Visual Effects Society competition for outstanding visual effects in a student project.

VEX Robotics Competition

Design robots to score points in qualification matches, elimination matches, and Skills Challenges.

WorldSkills International

Under 22 (Member country or region)
Join a global competition for vocational skills in a range of disciplines.


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