Yep, it’s easier than pushing an orange through a keyhole. You can become famous just by doing what you do everyday (that would be thinking) and come up with a new and innovative product or just show off your crazy skills.

There are currently two design contest going on for you to expose your genius to.

SolidWorks Design Contest
Create the Future Design Contest

SolidWorks Design Contest

SolidWorks has started their Design contest for this year and I’ve been impressed with the entries in the past. Some of the previous contestants entered photorealistic models of yachts, bike frames and concept vehicles as well as some animations.

The prizes range from new computer systems to license upgrades and more.

The deadline for entries is November 30th, 2007.

Sign up here

Create the Future Design Contest

NASA Tech Briefs has started up their design contest for products that could change the future. The categories range from Machinery, Medical and Safety to Consumer Products and Sustainable Technology. You can view the entries that have already been submitted like the Kangan Roo Wheelchair which is one of my favorites out of the 24 that have been submitted.

Here also are some tips on how you can create a winning entry.

ctf_tshirt.jpgThe grand prize is $20,000 USD and you can get a t-shirt just for submitting a qualified entry. So what do you have to loose besides a few hours of cranking out a really phenomenal idea?

The deadline for entries is October 17th, 2007.

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Josh is founder and editor at, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.