Client involvement boosts DW Awards judging

Clients will play a major part in judging the 2004 Design Week Awards, with design commissioners joining the panels for most categories.

Participating client judges include Gwyn Miles of the Victoria & Albert Museum, Charles Keen of furniture company Keen, Selfridges head of marketing Beverley Churchill, Design Council director of design and innovation Richard Eisermann and Museum of London director Professor Jack Lohman. Others are expected to join the judging team next month.

Design community judges include identity specialists Peter Knapp of Landor Associates and Gillian Thomas of The Partners, while among the print judges are Harriet Devoy of The Chase, Alan Kitching, writer Jim Davies and DW art director Ivan Cottrell.

Glenn Tutssel of Tutssels Enterprise IG, Dennis De Rond of Design Bridge Amsterdam and Samantha Dumont of FutureBrand are among the packaging judges.

The interiors and exhibitions team includes David Chaloner of Conran Design Group, David Collins, Adrian Caddy of Imagination and lighting design specialist Janet Turner.

Martin Darbyshire of Tangerine is among those judging the product design categories.

The digital and screen design judges are Desirée Collier of Capital Radio, Professor Malcolm Garrett, Darrell Pockett of English & Pockett and Tom Roope of Tomato. DW editor Lynda Relph-Knight will chair the award’s judging process.

Judges will evaluate entries across 22 categories and a Best of Show, with entries due by 17 October. For entry details contact candida.turner@centaur.co.uk.

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