ALMA Announces Student Loudspeaker Design Competition

May 20, 2010 3:05 PM


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ALMA, the International Loudspeaker Association based in Boston, announces its inaugural Student Loudspeaker Design Competition. Entrants must be full-time students at an accredited college or graduate institution.

Students will be invited to submit their designs and measurements for a pair of loudspeakers by mail. Finalists will be selected by an ALMA judging panel and will be invited to display their speakers and design data at the ALMA International Winter Symposium in Las Vegas, January 4-5, 2011, which is two days before the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The finalists will receive free admission to ALMA International’s two-day Winter Symposium—whose theme, “Loudspeakers: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” celebrates the 50th anniversary of the founding of ALMA—and one free night at the Orleans Hotel and Resort. The final awards will be presented at the ALMA 50th Anniversary Gala event during the Symposium.

The ALMA Education Committee, chaired by Matt Lyons (adjunct professor at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University), will post contest details on ALMA's Website beginning June 1, 2010. Educators are encouraged to contact Lyons through the ALMA Website for more information. Design submissions will be due to ALMA in late October.

ALMA is dedicated to improving the design and manufacture of loudspeakers.

To find out more about ALMA's 2011 Winter Symposium, contact ALMA International at 978/772-6977 or visit

ALMA states that it can issue invitations to exhibitors and visitors from overseas to assist attendees with obtaining a visa.

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