By Craig Zammit

SYDNEY: Breville will once again host its annual Young Designer Award this year, with all entries for the 2007 competition now collected and entrant numbers said to have tripled since last year.

This year’s competition challenged final-year industrial design students to choose between designing an accessory which complements an existing Breville appliance, designing an accessory that will remove coffee grounds from a filter holder after extracting an espresso, or designing a way of cutting oranges in half that is safe for a child to use.

The annual Award offers one student a place on the Breville design team for twelve months, with their winning design also considered for production. Judging will take place throughout August by Breville’s judging panel, comprising of design and marketing team members.

Once the three finalists are announced, each will be flown to Sydney for Finalist Week, 20 to 21 September 2007, where they will participate in the final product presentation to the Breville design team.

The winning young designer will be announced during a dinner which the finalists and key Breville staff will attend on 21 September 2007, with the 2007 Young Designer awarded the John O’Brien Scholarship and entitled to spend a year working alongside Breville’s award-winning design team.