ND AWARDS 2021 PROGRAMME

The ND AWARDS celebrate every design discipline, from fashion and textiles, jewellery, precious metalwork, glass and ceramics, contemporary design crafts to furniture design, product and industrial design, spatial design, visual communications and digital design.

The briefs are set by our industry partners and allow ND students to use their creativity to win a range of prizes and opportunities to boost their transition into the creative industries.

ND AWARDS 2021 BRIEFS

The first round of the awards briefs are now available to browse and download, click the button below to find the perfect brief for your design practice.

The second and final round of briefs will be launched on Tuesday 23 March. The ND AWARDS programme is open to graduates from participating courses that are part of New Designers 2021, please sign up to the mailing list below to be alerted to when the next round of awards briefs are live. If your course is not yet signed up to New Designers 2021, please contact Tori McCall, at tori.mccall@upperstreetevents.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to New Designers 2021. ND AWARDS is the only graduate awards programme celebrating every design discipline, from fashion and textiles, jewellery, precious metalwork, glass and ceramics, contemporary design crafts to furniture design, product and industrial design, spatial design, visual communications and digital design.

From Tuesday 23 February 2021, participating students can explore and download the highly anticipated briefs from more than 20 industry partners, spanning all design disciplines. The approach of the awards is aligned to industry practice, each award partner has created a brief(s) for ND graduates to respond to, along with prizes to winners including; £1,000 to support the development of their design career, mentoring and placement opportunities.

Participating students will have six weeks to respond and submit their design concepts by midnight, Friday 28 May 2021.

Each of the awards will be judged by an illustrious panel of judges supported by award partners, with the opportunity to win a range of prizes and opportunities to boost their transition into the creative industries.

ND CLASS OF 2021

If your course is participating in New Designers 2021 be sure to sign up to our newsletter so that you will be the first to know when the awards briefs are available to download and also to receive event updates.

KEY DATES AND INFORMATION

  • First round of briefs are now live, click here to view
  • The second round will launch online Tuesday 23 March 2021 
  • Deadline for all entries, midnight Friday 28 May 2021
  • There is no limit to the number of awards you can respond to, but each entry must be tailored to that specific brief
  • Entries are to be submitted online
    • New Designers will take place 30 June – 3 July (Week 1) and 7 – 10 July 2021 (Week 2)
    • The ND AWARDS programme is open to graduates from participating courses that are part of New Designers 2021 – if your course is not yet signed up to New Designers 2021, please contact Tori McCall, at tori.mccall@upperstreetevents.co.uk
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    ND 2020 YEARBOOK

    In September 2020, we hosted our prestigious ND AWARDS CEREMONY online, proudly announcing the 2020 ND AWARD winners.


    To celebrate and champion the 2020 AWARD winners we presented the very first ND YEARBOOK 2020.

    ND AWARDS 2020 WINNERS

    The ND AWARDS 2020 were supported by over 20 industry partners from a wide range of industries.

    Explore the 2020 AWARDS PROGRAMME in full and to discover the winning projects.

    2021 AWARDS SPONSORS

    Affinity
    Colour In Design Award - low quality
    Creative Conscience
    Hallmark - low quality
    Joseph Joseph
    Kenwood
    Liberty Fabrics
    Pentagram
    Romo
    Sanderson Design Group
    Stannah
    The Clothworkers' Company
    The Conran Shop - TBC JOINT AWARD WITH THE MARANDI FOUNDATION
    The Worshipful Company of Weavers
    Thrown
    Wilko
    Stannah
    The Clothworkers' Company