Archive for ‘competitions’

June 24, 2013

D&AD Just over week to go @DandAD_Talent New Blood festival.

D&AD – home of the talented and skilled, the imaginative and the curious, the restless and the bloody-minded. Commercially savvy, sometimes romantic, often cynical and occasionally rather weird. A source of information and ideas: of professional development, support and inspiration, interesting people to talk and nice things to look at. All creative life is here.”

It’s just over a week to go The New blood Festival is open Wednesday 3 July 2013 – Thursday 4 July 2013 

This year’s Student Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed at the Student Awards Ceremony in London on Thursday 4 July.
“Join us from 6pm at Old Spitalfields Market to view the digital exhibition of the nominated work. Then at 8pm we’ll be opening the doors of Christ Church of Spitalfields for the main event with a drinks reception, followed by the Awards presentation at 9pm, where the Student Yellow Pencil winners will take to the stage.”

Creatives the world over value the D&AD Student Awards. Entry to the Student Awards is open to anyone in full or part-time education. Whether you’re a copywriter or photographer, a digital specialist, product designer or something in-between.  Real briefs, set by real clients, judged by top creatives.

Award Levels

Best of Year
The year’s best work for each brief.

Work that rises above Best of Year standard and has the potential to win a Student Yellow Pencil.

Student Yellow Pencil
Work that is outstanding, rather than merely brilliant, wins a Student Yellow Pencil.

  • Student of the Year
  • The best of the best, the ultimate award.  The Student of the Year is selected from all the Pencil-winning entries.
  • University of Huddersfield award winners this year include:-

  • Environmental Design – Spatial Design category Effie Yeoman Paul Bateman Naomi Dominique (Stehr) Robinson

Product Design category Nick Formby & Jeremy Dodd

Good luck to all

for More Information visit  About D&AD.

September 14, 2010

Reuben Houfe wins Yellow Pencil award

IT was the very first time that final-year students on the University of Huddersfield’s Multimedia Design course were urged to enter their work in some of the creative industry’s most prestigious awards schemes.  And they scooped a string of prizes.

Every year the organisation named Design and Art Direction – known as D&AD – runs competitions and exhibitions that showcase the work of professionals and talented newcomers in the field.  Multimedia Design tutors at Huddersfield decided it was time that their students, using their final-year projects, showed what they could do.  And they rose to the challenge.

At a ceremony held in London’s Spitalfields, Reuben Houfe came away with one of the most coveted awards in the design industry – the Yellow Pencil – for his animation “Design Out Crime”.

Meanwhile, Chris Boardman was named a winner in the D&AD’s Best New Blood Competition for an i-Phone application, a game named “Cloud Hopper”.

Another University of Huddersfield entrant in the New Blood contest was Pawel Godlewski, with an example of computer graphics titled “Peter and the Wolf”.  The editor of “Digital Arts” selected this for inclusion in the July issue of the magazine, part of a feature headed “Best of New Blood”.

The success rate for final-year Multimedia Design students justified the decision to urge them to set their sights on prestigious national competitions.  Principal lecturer Derek Hales said that in the past there had been plenty of success for students in regional contests and he was delighted that this had been followed up by awards and recognition at a national level.

The opportunity to meet and impress industry leaders at the D&AD events has helped Multimedia Design students make contacts and find employment in this competitive field.  For example, Best New Blood winner Chris Boardman has landed a job in a New York advertising agency.

The Multimedia Design course, which has been running for 12 years in the University of Huddersfield’s School of Art, Design and Architecture, covers a wide range of digital design topics.  And, as the D&AD successes show, students are equipped to use the latest technology.

Reuben Houfe’s Yellow Pencil winning work can be sampled at this web-link.

via pencil.

March 4, 2010

Sony World Photography Awards 2010 News Article by The Trend Boutique

From Trend Boutique

The Trend Boutique (UK) Ltd is an online resource, consultancy and events management company working alongside HE & FE institutions, particularly within design & creative industries. Established in 2009, The Trend Boutique is drawn up of a team with wide-reaching levels of expertise within the fields of design, trends, business, careers, recruitment, internet publishing, sales & marketing, and production and has a whole wealth of industry knowledge & contacts.

“The shortlist for the 2010 Sony World Photography Awards was recently announced containing a list contains of 190 outstanding photographers from 48 different countries. From fashion to music, architecture to current affairs, the Sony World Photography Awards is one of the most comprehensive photographic competitions in the world and a great source of inspiration for students whether looking for colour direction or image composition.”

via Sony World Photography Awards 2010 News Article by The Trend Boutique.

January 7, 2010

SDC International Design Competition 2010

A reminder that the SDC International Design Competition 2010 has been launched. The brief asks for a creative, imaginative and original use of colour in fashion or textiles, with a theme of social responsibility, which might see entrants answering questions along the lines of:..

“Full details of the brief and the required deliverables are available to download from the SDC website, along with information on how to enter/competition rules. The competition is open to fashion or textile undergraduate students in the following countries:

// Australia // China // Hong Kong // India // Ireland // New Zealand // Pakistan // Singapore // South Africa // UK

Tutors must pre-select three students per college to enter the regional heats. These will generally be held in the 2nd quarter of 2010 and dates will be announced when available. All country finalists will be invited to the grand final in London in October 2010 and will be in for a chance of winning the SDC Colour Design Award 2010, with a prize of £1000 plus the Veronica Bell Trophy.”

via A world of colour in blog form.

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November 10, 2009

Capture Competition -create a marketing strategy for students

Capture Competition.

The Brief – To create a marketing strategy for students, increasing entrepreneurship at your University.

Do you have energy?

Do you have an idea?

And are you ambitious about it?

The best at your University will win £500 and the chance to win an extra £1,000 in the National Final! (closing date is 22nd November 2009)


August 21, 2009

London Underground fabric competition – Interiors – – International Design Interiors Fashion Travel


The deadline for entries is Monday 14th September


August 18, 2009

Guidelines for Creativity Commerce 2010

Competition guidelines for the 2010 edition of Creativity Commerce: Print’s International Business Graphics Prize.

Creativity + Commerce showcases outstanding print and interactive design from around the world.  This highly selective competition features the best branding campaigns, websites, advertising, corporate brochures, annual reports, identity systems, packaging, catalogs, motion graphics, and signage produced to communicate with a company’s audience, investors, employees, or the public at large.

Enter now, and your work could be displayed in a special section in the October 2010 issue of Print. It’s an investment that could have spectacular returns.

The deadline for this competition is November 1, 2009.