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The Dr. James A. Lisnyk Student Ship Design Competition


The Lisnyk Student Ship Design Competition challenges groups of young people to design theoretical but practical 
cutting-edge vessels. Open to the world's colleges and universities supporting maritime careers, the program 
has fostered teamwork and learning through competition.

1st Place

1st Place (Tie)
From left to right: Brandon Hyner, Tyler James, Elizabeth Ann Millicker, Samuel Perez, and Arina Suprunova 
Advisor: Prof. Charles J. Munsch
SUNY Maritime College
for their project 
"Roll-On Roll-Off Pure Car Carrier"



1st Place (Tie)
From left to right: Alexander Bidwell, Oscar Como, Luke Herbermann, and Benjamin Hunt 
Advisor: Prof. Bradley D. M. Golden 
Webb Institute
for their project 
"4200 Cubic  Meter LNG Bunkering Vessel Concept Design"



3rd Place
From left to right: Zachary Peter Zachary, Ahmed Mohamed Mohamed Ahmed, Omnia El-Lakany, Mahmoud Mohamed Gomaa, Nada Gamal Abdelsamad, and Karim Sabry Moursy
Advisors: Prof. Mohamed Morsy El-Gohary and Prof. Heba Wael Leheta
Alexandria University
for their project 
"Multipurpose Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) for Mediterranean Sea Operations"



  • Entry Details
  • Competition Winners

Entry Details

2020-2021 Dr. James A. Lisnyk Student Ship Design Competition Announcement

Sample Entry Documents
Final Lisnyk Rules and Entry Form
Sample Owner's Requirements
Sample Final Report Certification
Sample Judges' Score Sheet for Submarine Designs

Sample Judges' Score Sheet for Surface Ship Designs
Sample for the Entrants

2021 Competition Rules and Requirements Schedule

Entry Applications Due: On or before 1 March 2021

Owner’s Requirements Due: On or before 1 March 2021

Designs Submitted: On or before 31 May 2021

Winning Teams Notified: Late August / Early September 2021

Awards Announced and Presented: Fall 2021, Location TBD

Designs received after the 31 May 2021 deadline will not be judged nor considered for an award.
Individuals or teams intending to enter a design in the competition are urged to submit an Entry Form in hard copy or pdf form prior to starting work to:

Mr. Patrick Naughton
Gibbs & Cox Inc.
2711 Richmond HWY, Suite 1000
Arlington, VA  22202

The completed design report must be submitted via e-mail, or by CD to one of the above addresses on or before 31 May 2021.  Hard copies will be accepted but are discouraged.