October 20, 2014
JOHN LEWIS MAKER OPPORTUNITYDescriptionAt John Lewis we are passionate about finding products that are well made and beautiful. We work with over 150 new and established designers, start up businesses and well established manufacturers in the UK.Working with designer-makers is relatively new to us and we wanted to create an opportunity to introduce ourselves, see your work and discuss an exciting new opportunity for us to work with small batch production.We are looking for wood-ware, ceramics, glassware, textiles, occasional furniture and lighting and we would need small batches produced for April – June 2015.How to ApplyIf this sounds interesting to you, please get in touch by 31 October with a visual of your work and a description of your practice / business. Those we believe could be a good fit for John Lewis will be invited to an introductory event on 11 November. We hope to respond to all applicants by the 4 November.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 5, 2014
August 19, 2014
We’re looking for businesses with a prototype, early stage product, service or platform with the potential to grow significantly. And ideally, to disrupt the market they’re aimed at.
Vital to these businesses are the people behind them. We’re looking for highly motivated teams with a strong set of core values and attitudes.
Most accelerators look for teams of two or three people, with at least two coders. We’re different: we want business, technical and creative skills in each of the businesses we build. So it doesn’t matter which of these you represent, because as long as your idea is great, we’ll help you build your team.
UP demands genuine commitment in terms of time and energy. Its ethos is one of cooperation and collaboration, as well as competition. It will require determination, grit, courage and sheer hard work.
The UP team, investors and partners are fully committed to this approach. We want entrepreneurs who are as determined as we are to succeed.
August 18, 2014
Image by Erica Sturla, shortlisted for the Serco Prize for Illustration 2014
July 5, 2014
The second bi-annual Design Impact Award, run by The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, has been launched and you have until Friday, 5 September to enter!
The award which was launched in 2012 aims to demonstrate the huge impact that design and innovation makes to the way we live and work. The winner of The Lighthouse Design Impact Award will receive a prize of £5,000, funded by Creative Scotland. The award is also supported by Glasgow City Council.
Only work which is completed, has found a buyer, or is in use can be entered. The judges evaluate the benefits that a design or its process can have not just on the economy and environment, but also society.
The shortlist will be announced on Friday, 19 September.
From Thursday, 9 October to Thursday, 23 October an exhibition of the shortlisted entries will be open to the general public in The Lighthouse, where they are invited to vote for their favourite entry.
The Awards will culminate in an awards evening in October, where judges will make their decision about the winner and present him/her with their prize.
Follow #DIAScot on Twitter for news and updates.
June 16, 2014
Would you like to see your jewellery design be sold by F. Hinds shops?
F. Hinds in conjunction with International Jewellery London is organising the 4th edition of their jewellery design competition. The competition is open to designers, students and jewellery lovers and offers 5 winners the opportunity to design the jewellery they would love to wear themselves to be for sale on the High Street.
The five winning designers will receive the following:
150 fully created pieces of their winning design produced by F. Hinds using a well known and respected manufacturer.
F. Hinds will provide numbered, limited edition certificates for all pieces.
F. Hinds will provide an attractive, presentation box for every piece.
The winning items will be distributed for sale to all F. Hinds’ stores and photographed and featured for sale online from May/June 2014.
A guaranteed commission on sales after the first 150 have been sold (subject to production costs.)
An option to design a complete collection to be sold exclusively by F. Hinds, with commission alongside the original piece, subject to suitability after further discussion.
Be celebrated at IJL 2014 to take place from 31 August to 2 September 2014 at Olympia London and showcased free of charge.
Entries will be judged by a panel made up of Andrew Hinds (Director and Gold Buyer), Sarah Jordan (Award winning jewellery designer), Bob Morrish (Jewellery manufacturer R. E. Morrish), an IJL representative and a consumer representative.
Any design should not have been previously made, shown or sold commercially. The design will need to be capable of manufacture to at least 150 identical pieces at reasonable production costs for F. Hinds.
Remember to read the full terms and conditions and eligibility criteria before applying.
Deadline: 31 March
For more information and to enter visit F.Hinds or contact Pam Fenton via email: PamFenton@pfpr.biz
February 14, 2014
Any budding designers or artists out there? It’s time for you to get creative and design a t-shirt for AIYF that will WOW the judges!
If you are aged 5-17, then enter our fantastic ‘B on a T’ competition and design our festival t-shirt for this summer.
The winning design will be worn by over 1000 people from all around the world, just like Tracy’s design last year!
Ask your art/head teacher how you can get involved now!! Or email us at email@example.com to find out more!
SPECTRA Photography Competition – Aberdeen’s Centre for Contemporary Art. Gallery exhibitions, printmaking, photography, film & video, digital media
February 5, 2014
Submit your festival photographs for the chance to win a slap-up three-course meal for two with a bottle of wine at The Tippling House.
Prize for under 18s: £25 HMV Vouchers
Send entries in to firstname.lastname@example.org
Photographs must be original and taken by the entrant. It is the photographer’s responsibility to obtain the appropriate permissions. Please do not submit portrait photographs of children unless you have expressly gained the permission of their parent or guardian.
The competition is only open to amateur photographers.
The competition is not open to employees of any of the organisations involved in the delivery of SPECTRA.
A maximum of 3 photographs per entrant can be submitted.
All commercial rights to the images remain with the photographers.
The competition will be judged by representatives of SPECTRA and the sponsors.
There will be one over 18 winner and one under 18 winner.
The winners will be notified by the end of February 2014.