Product Design students take first and second at BPMA Student Design Awards

Five finalist BA (Hons) Product design students from the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment recently travelled down to London after being invited to the BPMA Student Design Awards.

Five finalist BA (Hons) Product Design students from the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment recently travelled down to London after being invited to the British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA) Student Design Awards.

This competition is the only one in the UK that challenges students to design promotional products for the future. It is open to UK-based undergraduate design students to come up with exciting, inspiring, truly original new product ideas for promotional merchandise. In order to win, the finalists had to present their ideas to five judges.

After the presentations, the students were taken for a day at a top London creative agency. In addition to this, their success was featured in the Design Week magazine with some of the students' work being pushed through to manufacturing.

First place at the awards went to Asher Erskine winning her £600 with Nathan Hulman taking £300 for second place. Nathen said afterwards: "To find out I’d been invited to London present my design in the final was incredible. Presenting to industry specialists was very exciting and they were all genuinely interested in my work."

The remaining three finalists received a £50 finalist prize. BA (Hons) Product Design lecturer Kathryn Pashley said: "It was pretty intimidating for a first time 'real world' presentation from each of them. However, they all did a sterling job, very proud of them all."

Product Design students take first and second at BPMA Student Design Awards

Published on 16 July 2015
  • Category: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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