Australia: 2010 James Dyson Award Winner Announced
Last Updated: 4 November 2010

By Rodney Dabboussy and Caroline Bommer

With an idea inspired by firsthand experience during the Victorian Black Sunday bushfires, Liam Ferguson has won the 2010 James Dyson Award for young designers for his futuristic Amatoya (Rain Maker) Fire Reconnaissance Vehicle concept.

“Amatoya was a standout for all the judges; it took a problem and applied innovation, design and technology to develop a solution. Liam had done the research, working with both the CFA and automotive industry experts and provided a comprehensive entry, including a knock-out model”*

I think we can all agree that Liam’s design definitely looks the part.

For his efforts, Liam wins $4000 towards his design career and a trip to visit the Dyson Research and Design Centre in Wilshire, United Kingdom.

The Australian Design Award – James Dyson Award is open to Australian tertiary design students and is an inspiring joint program between Standards Australia and Dyson South East Asia (SEA) aimed at rewarding the outstanding talent that exists amongst our future Australian designers.

Interested in next year’s entry? Click on the following links for more information: or

Shelston IP is proud of its continued professional association with Dyson.

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