What is the Blackwood Design Awards?
Designers, engineers, inventors, gifted amateurs and seasoned professionals alike; the search is on for brilliant designs that have the potential to change lives…
Blackwood Homes and Care is noted as being one of the most innovative housing and care providers in the country. And we know from experience the enormous difference that good design can make to a person’s independence.
2016 is set to be the biggest year yet for the Blackwood Design Awards as we put out a world-wide search for the next big designs for independent living that will help turn disability into ability and boost independent living for people who have disabilities.
We have assembled a crack team of expert judges from the fields of design, business, law, disability and accessibility campaigning, Para sports and the media to help us pick the best.
Grant Douglas won last year's competition
with his simple but brilliant design; the S'up Spoon
For the first time ever the competition will be made up of two distinct categories. The categories and criteria for entering are as below:
Best New Product
Best New Concept
The Prize packages...
The winner of the Best New Concept will receive the coveted trophy, the prestige that comes with it, and earn the respect of Blackwood as well as our panel of expert judges.
The prize package for the winner of the Best New Concept is the biggest and most exciting to date. Thousands of pounds worth of business advice, support and prize money, as well as the coveted trophy, awaits one champion. Besides the trophy, the prize package for the Best New Concept includes the following:
This prize package is projected to continue growing as new sponsors and supporters commit their resources to help the winner of the ‘Best New Concept’.
How to enter
The competition is now open, and to enter please fill out the form by clicking here and email it back to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday the 30th of November 2016. You should receive an email acknowledging your submission within 3 working days.
Round 1 of shortlisting will be completed by the 9th of December. If your entry is selected as one of the finalists, you will be asked to make a final pitch to our judging panel via Skype and answer their questions in late January 2017. This will give you the opportunity to talk about your design in greater detail.
If you are unsure about any aspects of the competition or have any questions, please contact email@example.com.