We’re happy to announce our biggest ever judging panel for the Design Week Awards, which will see 28 independent experts come together to find winners for our new format awards.
This year’s judges include Jack Renwick Studio founder Jack Renwick, Priestmangoode associate director Son Tran, Ustwo design director Helen Fuchs, Afroditi Studios founder Afroditi Krassa and Guardian digital design director Ben Longdon.
Our judges have been chosen for their expertise in particular categories, which fall under four main sections — Communication, Spaces, Products and Furniture, and Landmark. This year we’ve added new categories and rethought old ones, which means there are more chances to win. You can have a look at them all here.
The judges we can reveal so far are…
Jack Renwick, founder, JackRenwickStudio
Pali Palavathanan, founder, Templo
Hamish Gardener, co-founder, Soft Power
Ben Longden, digital design director, The Guardian
Greg Bunbury, founder, Bunbury Creative
Nick Rees, global creative director and partner, Bulletproof
Gordon Reid, founder, Middleboop
Matt Baxter, co-founder, Baxter and Bailey
Laura Potter, client director, Reed Words
Natalie Hughes, head of strategy, This Place
Angela Drinkall, co-founder, Drinkall Dean
Son Tran, associate director, PriestmanGoode
Lucienne Roberts, founder, LucienneRoberts+
Afroditi Krassa, founder, AfroditiKrassa
Freyja Sewell, independent product and furniture designer
Helen Fuchs, design director, Ustwo
Dave Dunlop, partner and creative director, Else
We have another 10 judges to reveal in due course.
Everything is new this year, including the awards ceremony, which will be a more informal party thrown at a leading museum on Exhibition Road, London, where winning work will be shown in a gallery format and the event will be more accessible and much cheaper to attend. You can read about all the changes we’ve made here.
Most importantly, you now have until 29 March to enter. It doesn’t take long and everything you need to enter is here.