ARM Student Design Contest
The Competition
The Association of Rotational Molders (ARM) developed this scholarship to encourage the use of rotational molding as a tool for design and engineering students and to promote the use of the rotational molding process through both competition and education. Designs must be for a rotationally molded piece.
Deadline: May 31, 2020
Who is eligible?
The scholarship is open to all students, from any recognized university or college, who are pursuing a degree in an industrial design or engineering-related field.
How to participate:
Complete this form and email your design. All submissions must be received by May 31, 2020 to qualify. Your submission must include drawings with sufficient views to represent the design. All designs must be original. All materials submitted shall become the property of ARM except that the design rights remain the property of the student. ARM reserves the right to publish or show all the works submitted.
Scholarship Awards
1st Place: $2,000
Plus free registration to the Association of Rotational Molders 2020 Meeting, September 23 and 24 in Chicago; two nights at the conference Hotel; and up to $400 in travel expenses.

2nd Place: $1,000

3rd Place: $500
Judging Criteria
Name *
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Program of Study *
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Expected Graduation Date *
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Advisor/Professor's Name *
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Product Report
Included in the PDF of your drawings (either with the design drawings or on a separate page), elaborate on as many of following features as possible. You can reach a rotomolder near you, using the directory at

A. Product Description

B. Why you chose rotational molding as the manufacturing process for your design

C. Design Features
1. Originality
2. Roto-Friendly
3. Practicality
4. Ease of use
5. Unique features.

D. Manufacturing Details
1. Moldability
2. Ease of assembly
3. Projected cycle time
4. Cost efficiencies
5. Tooling Quote (from rotational molder)
6. Piecepart Quote (from rotational molder)
7. Company name of the rotational molder who provided your quotes

E. Technical Merits (factors are listed on the information
1. What technical challenges were overcome?
2. What design considerations eliminated assembly?
3. Are there any unique features that help make this
part technically successful?
4. What additives are needed for manufacturing?
5. What is the wall thickness of the part?
6. Knowledge of the rotomolding process.
PDF Submission
Submit your as a PDF. Your file must be labeled in the follow-ing format: Last name_FirstName_Product Name_School.
E-mail file to: Let us know if your file is bouncing back -- we can give you access to our dropbox. And we'll follow up with everyone who submitted this form but who we did not receive a PDF for.
Good luck!
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