With 36 award categories for this year’s graduates to enter, the prizes on offer provide a range of opportunities for students to boost their transition into industry.

Save the date: Wednesday 30 June, 6pm on our Facebook Page to discover the freshest emerging talent and discover who will be crowned this year’s award winners.

By partnering with a range of leading industry names we have launched the ND AWARDS programme digitally for a second year. This will have over 30 award categories for this year’s graduates to enter.  We are also working with our sponsors to ensure their prizes offer a whole range of opportunities for the students that will boost the transition into industry. 

Celebrating and championing design talent, the 2021 ND AWARDS have been created by our industry partners to challenge graduate designers to produce innovative and ground-breaking designs. The first round of briefs are now live and available to download, the second will launch Tuesday 23 March 2021.

For the first time our ND AWARDS CEREMONY took place virtually on the 17 September. We celebrated the ND CLASS OF 2020, giving us  a glimpse into the future of design. Watch the video now over on our Facebook Page and find out which raising stars have been selected to win our industry awards. 


The ND EDUCATES programme is now live. From 1 – 10 July join the carefully curated programme bursting with top tips, how to’s and panel discussions on emerging design topics which will support you in your next chapter as a creative professional.

What do you do now your course has finished? We have curated an extensive programme bursting with top tips, how to and feedback to support you in your next chapter as a creative professional.


New Designers gives 15-18 year olds the chance to talk directly to college tutors and graduates and find out everything you need to know about the higher education courses on offer and the steps they need to take to pursue a career in design.

This programme will take place throughout New Designers and will remain online for schools to use as a resource hub.



New Designers is dedicated to creating meaningful connections between innovative young designers and industry which lead directly to employment.

Over the dates of New Designers we will be running a number of digital initiatives for networking and creating opportunities to connect with industry.


The Screening Award is an opportunity for the very best graduating filmmakers and animators to present their shorts in a curated showing at the ND event, be recognized for their designs and awarded a prize to support them on their next steps into the design industry.

Discover the winner and runner up of the 2020 New Designers Screening Award, supported by Aardman Academy.


Check out all the graduate’s work through our exhibitors platform. The freshest talent and design innovation around.


Universities up and down the country have turned their graduate shows into virtual exhibitions. Check out the Class of 2020’s final pieces.


Shining a spotlight on the Class of 2020’s final year projects. We know graduates have worked incredibly hard on their degrees and don’t want their work to go to unnoticed.