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Brunel University sponsors national young designer competition

The Young Designers Competition, which is open to anyone aged between 16 and 19, offers the chance to students to enter their coursework to win a cash prize.

One prize of £1,000 will be awarded to the student judged the best designer and another prize, also £1,000, will go to the entrant considered to have designed the best product. The prizes will be shared between the winning students and their schools. Twenty short-listed entrants will also receive £25 each.

The judging panel includes the main co-ordinators, Graham Nicholls, product designer and Head of Design, at Dulwich College, London; and Diana Langenberg, industrial designer and Head of Art and Design Technology at King's College School, London.

The judges will look for innovation, sound thought processes, good design and the potential for commercial development.

Dave Snowden, School Manager of Brunel Business School, said:

“The competition offers the chance to identify young designers and entrepreneurs with real potential for future success. Our aim is to foster creativity and innovation. We are delighted to be associated with this competition.“

Last year, the panel included inventor Mark Champkins, a successful entrant on the BBC TV programme, Dragons' Den ; and Mark Elliott, furniture designer and founder and MD of Distinction Furniture.


Further details and entry form: www.youngdesigners.org. The closing date is May 20.


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For further information, contact the Brunel University Press Office: Phone: 01895 265585, or Graham Nicholls, Head of Design & Technology, Dulwich College Tel: 020 8693 3601, email: nichollsgr@dulwich.org.uk