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The Digilent Design Contest is an international student hardware design competition open to all students who are passionate about electronics: digital design and electrical engineering in general. The competition gives students the opportunity to showcase and improve their technical and creative skills and face new challenges in developing projects using the latest technologies.
The contest is open to all level students – Undergraduate, Master, PhD.
The event is live, with participants presenting their projects in mid-May 2019 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania
The Challenge is to develop innovative and interesting projects using Digilent products.
Cash prizes will be awarded and all the finalists keep the hardware they received from Digilent for implementing the projects.

Digilent Design Contest 15th Edition

Digilent Design Contest Europe Region has a rich history going into its 15th Edition, with many interesting projects through the years, involving smart and competitive participants, as well as appreciated advisers and students from all over Europe. It is held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in May 2019.

See the Previous Contests page for editions starting in 2012.

The Challenge is to develop innovative and interesting projects using Digilent products.
Cash prizes will be awarded and all the finalists keep the hardware they received from Digilent for implementing the projects.

Registration and Participation

The 2019 edition’s registration opens on October 8th.

The contest is open to all level students – Undergraduate, Master, PhD.

The event is live, with participants presenting their projects in mid-May 2019 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 

Why register for a live competition?
Meet fellow students from other universities and share information
Meet industry representatives and receive feedback from the jury
Receive free hardware if you attend the live presentations once accepted in the live competition
Evaluate your skills and knowledge based on the event itself and the feedback the organizers will provide after the competition closes
Chance to later apply for internship at the organizing companies
Travel and meet new people, visit new places
Receive Participant Certificates, and Winners Certificates in recognition for your participation.

Timeline

October 8, 2018                                            
October 8 – November 17, 2018        
December 1 – 15, 2018   
                      
November 18 – December 31, 2018     
January 15, 2019                                       
January 1 – January 20, 2019                  
January 20, 2019                                        
January 31, 2019                                       
April 8, 2019                                               
May 5, 2019                                               
May 11-12, 2019                                        

Contest announcement, registration begins
Early enrollment period
Hardware distribution for the early enrolled teams

Second enrollment period
Second hardware distribution process begins                     Third enrollment period                                                  Registration ends, third hardware distribution process begins  Enrollment acceptance process ends                                      Pre-evaluation submission deadline                                     Final projects submission                                                        
Final presentations in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Competition Progress
Early Enrollment Period 100%
Early Enrollment Hardware distribution 100%
Second Enrollment Period 100%
Second Enrollment Hardware Distribution 100%
Third Enrollment Period 100%
Third Enrollment Hardware Distribution 100%
Pre-Evaluation Submission 100%
Final Project Submission 20%
Final Presentations 0%
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