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ND Awards Programme

We are delighted to announce our industry award partners, whose invaluable support, champions new design thinking and innovation.

This is an opportunity for the New Designers Class of 2020 to have first hand experience in working to an industry brief. 

Here is some of the key information:

  • We strongly advise that you read all the briefs, watch the sponsor videos and shortlist the brief(s) you wish to respond to.
  • Graduates can submit work for more than one brief, but the work provided must be individual to that brief. You cannot enter the same project for different briefs.
    • Graduates can use their final year project, however, we would strongly suggest that you look at these briefs with a fresh approach and respond as though it is a new project. 
      • Final submission 14 August (23.59PM) – works are to be submitted via email, using a unique code. Please speak to your course tutor for your unique code.
      • To take part in the ND AWARDS your course/university must sign up to New Designers 2020 – apart from the Screening Award which is open to any graduate.

          DATES AND TIMELINES:

          • 1 July ND AWARDS briefs launched
          • 14 August (23.59PM) ND AWARDS Final Submission
          • 4 September ND AWARDS Shortlist Announced
          • 17 September ND AWARDS Finalists and Runners Up Announced

          HOW TO VIEW THE BRIEF: 

          • Click-in to the award to see an overview and which discipline it relates to. 

          • If you wish to see the full brief, read and accept the Terms and Conditions and the ‘Download Brief’ button will appear.

          VIEW BY DISCIPLINE: 

          • Not sure which briefs are relevant to you? Click here to see a breakdown by discipline.

          The awards are separated into Part 1 and Part 2, click here to see a breakdown by discipline.
          Part 1 awards are relevant for students graduating in Textiles and Fashion, Costume Design, Surface Pattern Design and Illustration, Ceramics and Glass, Jewellery and Precious Metalwork and Contemporary Design Crafts.
          Part 2 awards are relevant for students graduating in Furniture, Product and Industrial Design, Spatial Design and Visual Communications (Graphic Design, Illustration and Animation, Motion and Digital Arts).

          NEW DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD

          We are delighted to announce that the prestigious New Designer of the Year Award is being brought to you by Creative Conscience.  The two briefs they have supplied invite designers from any discipline to consider issues of both social and environmental impact.

          In addition to this The Business Design Centre, long term supporter of New Designers, has also returned to help us in the provision of this award.

          NEW DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD IN ASSOCIATION WITH CREATIVE CONSCIENCE & THE BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE: ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN AWARD

          NEW DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD IN ASSOCIATION WITH CREATIVE CONSCIENCE & THE BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE: SOCIAL IMPACT DESIGN AWARD ​

          AWARDS: PART 1

          TEXTILES & FASHION, COSTUME DESIGN, SURFACE PATTERN DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION, CERAMICS & GLASS, JEWELLERY & PRECIOUS METALWORK AND CONTEMPORARY DESIGN CRAFTS.

          AWARDS: PART 2

          FURNITURE DESIGN, PRODUCT & INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, SPATIAL DESIGN AND VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS (GRAPHIC DESIGN, ILLUSTRATION & ANIMATION, MOTION & DIGITAL ARTS).