COMPETITION: PADS Professional Student Design Competition 2021

Welcome to the 2nd annual PADS Professional Student Design challenge, the most prestigious design contest in PCB electronics design for individuals and student design teams. PADS Professional is the cutting-edge tool for student innovators interested in electronics design. Submit a design created in PADS Professional Student Edition for your opportunity to win awesome technology gear!  Also, the Top-5 ranked student designs will receive a “PCB Design Excellence” certificate signed by the Senior Vice President of the Electronic Board System division of Siemens Digital Industries Software. This year, entrants can submit any electronics design they feel highlights their PCB design knowledge and engineering skills. You must use PADS Professional Student Edition for your design. A panel of Siemens experts will score your design based on criteria including design complexity, manufacturability, and PCB design best practices. Critical dates: Competition open: January 26, 2021 Competition close: May 7, 2021 Winners announced: May 28, 2021 Awards: First place: Apple Watch Series 5 Second place: Fitbit Versa 2 Third place: CliqueFie Selfie Stick with Tripod Need the PADS Professional Student Edition?  Download it here. For more information, visit the FAQ site here. If you have further questions, please email pcb_student@mentor.com for assistance.