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2017-2018 Dr. James A. Lisnyk Student Ship Design Competition

This is to announce the 2017-2018 Dr. James A. Lisnyk Student Ship Design Competition for undergraduate students, sponsored jointly by the American Society of Naval Engineers and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. We would welcome and encourage your school's participation in this international contest. Enclosed you will find the Rules for the 2017-2018 competition including copies of the score sheets used by the judges. No major changes to the rules have been made. Copies of last year’s winning designs are posted below. Important contest milestones are: 

Entry Applications and Owner's Requirements Due   On or before March 9, 2018
 Designs Submitted  On or before June 17, 2018
 Winning Teams Notified  Early September 2018
 Awards Announced and Presented  Fall 2018, location TBD

Each team will propose their original Owner's Requirements. Please note that each team's Owner's Requirements must be submitted with their application for approval by the Lisnyk Design Competition sub-committee. A sample Owner's Requirements from the 1999-2000 competition is also enclosed for guidance. For further information in this regard, please see the Contest Rules included with this letter.

A school may enter more than one design team. Also designs submitted to other SNAME sponsored design competitions may also be submitted for the Lisnyk Design Competition; however, please review the rules and scoring criteria of each contest to ensure compliance for each one entered. The signature of the faculty advisor must accompany all student design entries, and all students on each design team must be members of either SNAME or ASNE.

It is also important to note that all members of teams entering the competition must be classified as undergraduates, and if working towards a combined bachelor and master of science degrees, they must be in what is considered to be the undergraduate portion of their curriculum, usually defined as the first four years of their course of study. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding eligibility.

Please ensure that the students entering the competition thoroughly read and understand the rules and review the applicable score sheet. Many teams lose points because they did not follow the rules or address all design elements contained in the score sheets. This includes the requirement that the final reports include the signatures of the team members.

We are continuing the electronic submission option for the final design reports, which is the preferred method. More information regarding the specifics of the process will be forwarded to the teams entering the competition. We wish your entries well!

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact:
Mr. Sean P. Walsh, Chairman Lisnyk Student Ship Design Competition Committee
Tel: 703 899-0591
Email: spwalsh54@verizon.net