Product Design student wins annual BPMA Student Design Award

Product Design student Micheal French claims first prize

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Students pictured at the BPMA Student Awards

Five BA (Hons) Product Design students from the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment recently travelled to Birmingham 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. The brief this year asked students to design a new inexpensive promotional item, which would clearly display the logo of the sponsoring brand. The finalists had to present their ideas to a judging panel. First place at the awards went to first year student Michael French who was awarded a cash prize of £600. His design was a flat packed festival stool, which could be assembled as a seat and then taken home to be used as festival poster.

Michael commented, “I am delighted and very proud to have won the BPMA Student Design Award.  I really enjoyed meeting the Inner Workings team too and it was a great experience to be shown around their facility.”

Inner Workings Managing Director Simon Dipple who was part of the judging panel also said: “The standard of entries was very high from Nottingham Trent and all the students that took part should be very proud.”

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The winning design by Michael French

Gordon Glenister, director general, British Promotional Merchandise Association also commented: “I am truly delighted to see such a talented group of students present their work as part of our competition to find the next best branded promotional product.”

Find out more about the awards here

Product Design student wins annual BPMA Student Design Award

Published on 3 July 2018
  • Subject area: Art and design
  • Category: Culture; School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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