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Anant National University

QED is a national-level design contest for young ‘solutionaries’ organised by India’s first Design University, Anant National University, with prizes worth Rs 5 lakhs to be won. The contest has two preliminary stages and a final stage. We have completed our preliminary stages and have arrived at the final stage of the contest. In this final event, the finalists will be presenting their work to a panel of esteemed jury members.

The contest has two categories, one for students and one for young professionals. We have received an overwhelming response from across the country, in both categories.

WINNERS GET WHAT?

Exciting prizes

Engage (Stage 2)

2500
15 RUNNERS UP

Design (Stage 3)

7500
ALL PARTICIPANTS

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About us

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inviting solutionaries

India's 1st Design University

Anant National University (AnantU), located in a lush green campus in Ahmedabad, is the India’s first Design University. It is committed to nurturing Solutionaries, people who are revolutionary in their thinking, but solution-oriented in their approach. It is committed to changing the discourse in design education by making it multidisciplinary, industry-relevant, and with a focus on sustainability and design thinking.

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Competition

QED Finalists

Out of 100+ entries that we received from students, we have shortlisted 10 entries for the final event. Out of 30+ entries that we received from young professionals, we have shortlisted 8 entries for the final event. Anant National University congratulates the 10 finalists from the Student category and the 8 finalists from the Young Professionals category who have made it to the final event.






List of finalists from both the categories:

Students
Name Age City
Adarsh Malpeddiwar and Team 23 Bangalore
Anuya Desai and Team 20 Mumbai
Apoorva Prakash and Team 23 Mumbai
Ashok Kumar and Team 24 Bangalore
Jainam Surti 21 Surat
Sameer Yadav and Team 15 Alwar
Shreyanshu Pandey 18 Raebareli
Shrushti Prajapati and Team 18 Vapi
Urooj Iqbal 21 Gwalior
Utsav Anand 17 Patna



Young Professionals
Name Age City
Avantika Srivastava 22 Kanpur
Bhawna Saini 24 Jhunjhunu
Gunjan Khadria & Team 25 Kheda
Namrata More 21 Pune
Satyam Bhandari & Team 23 Vidisha
Silambarasan P & Team 26 Bageshwar
Suganthan Annadurai and Team 24 Guwahati
Vinay Singh & Team 26 Gadchiroli
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Contest Stages

The first stage of the preliminary round invited video submissions and a short note from students on their design. After the conclusion of the first stage of the preliminary round, thirty student participants were shortlisted, who were required to submit a short essay of 1000 - 1500 words for the next round.These essays covered the problem identified, the detailed account of the workings of the prototype/solution, the materials used and the impact of the design. Contestants also included photographs and drawings of the proposed model with their essay.

The solutions were evaluated on the basis of the impact on society, sustainability, scalability and other relevant aspects.

For stage 1, contestants from the Young Professionals category submitted a 2-min video and a 1000-1500 words essay explaining their prototype/design in detail and how it could help solve the problem they have identified.

The solutions were evaluated on the basis of the impact on society, sustainability, scalability and other relevant aspects.

We have 18 contestants shortlisted in both the categories for the final event of QED. The finalists will be presenting their design/prototype to the jury and answer questions on the concept and details of the idea/solution on 21st June 2020. We will be contacting the finalists individually with further details regarding the event.

The best design solutions will be awarded and taken up further for production.

Winners will be awarded prizes worth
₹ 75000/- for the first position
₹ 50000/- for the second position
₹ 25000/- for the third position

All other participants of Stage 3 will be awarded prizes worth ₹ 7500/- each!