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Winners of the BIID Student Drawing Competition announced

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Prize winners for ‘Digital’ and ‘Hand Drawn’ for this inaugural event have been awarded

The BIID is delighted to announce the winners of its inaugural Student Drawing Competition. Tommy Nagy, a student at the University of Lincoln, is the winner of the Digital category and Lucy Bristow, a student at Norwich University of the Arts, is the winner of the Hand Drawn category. The judging panel also decided to award Highly Commended to two other entries, Corinne Hu a student at the Interior Design School, in the Digital category and Chloe Meadows a student at KLC School of Design in the Hand Drawn category.

Digital Category Winner: Descension by Tommy Nagy (University of Lincoln)

The judges said: ‘We were really impressed with the rendering, materiality and depth of scale of this incredibly complex and creative drawing that showed off a very high level of technical skill. The drawing communicated its central idea with admirable clarity’.

Digital Category Highly Commended: A Refuge for Crafters, By Crafters by Corinne Hu (the Interior Design School)

The judges said: ‘We were really impressed with how well this drawing answered a design brief in an image that was creative, intricate and full of personality’.

Hand Drawn Category Winner: Aesop x Mandarina Duck Concession by Lucy Bristow (Norwich University of the Arts)

The judges said: ‘We were really impressed with how this drawing represented a clear response to a brief. The drawing showed an extremely high level of creativity and technical skill balanced with a sophisticated commercial approach’

Hand Drawn Category Highly Commended: Rendered Floor Plan by Chloe Meadows (KLC School of Design)

The judges said: ‘We were really impressed with the way this drawing turned a typical 2D floorplan into a vibrant, detailed and well scaled image that lifted off the page’

The competition was created to celebrate student talent from across the UK and was free of charge to enter to ensure that it was inclusive as possible. A Judging Panel of BIID Registered Interior Designers was convened to judge the winners. The judges were:

  • Lester Bennett, RegID – BIID Past President and design consultant
  • Verity Coleman, RegID – Chair of the BIID Diversity & Inclusion Committee and owner of Rascals & Roses
  • Chris Dezile, RegID – owner of Honky Design
  • Dee Gibson, RegID – member of the BIID Sustainability and Professional Practice Committee
  • Lindsey Rendall, RegID – BIID President and owner of Rendall & Wright and Chair of the Judging Panel

Entries were judged anonymously and the judges were asked to assess entries on creativity and originality, technical ability and the ability to communicate a design idea or concept. The winners of each category will receive a cash prize of £500 each.

Chair of the judges, Lindsey Rendall, said:

‘We were very impressed with the high standard of entries and the level of creativity and technical ability on display. There was a huge range of styles and methods on display in the entries, and it was fascinating to read students explanations of their design intention and the meaning of the different drawings. We are very much looking forward to next year’s event!’

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