Judging format for 2003 DW Awards announced

The Design Week Awards judging will follow a different format this year, with a group of ‘minichairmen’ overseeing specialist categories.

The awards have been broken down into five major categories and section heads will work with specialist judges to shortlist entries. Section heads will take responsibility for the first stage judging of these categories, but all the judges will vote on actual award winners and the Best of Show prize.

DW editor Lynda Relph-Knight is overall chairman and categories and section heads are: product and furniture, headed by Design Council director of design and innovation Clive Grinyer; print and identity, headed by Enterprise IG executive creative director Jon Turner; packaging, handled by Siebert Head creative director Keren House; interiors and exhibitions headed by Lumsden Design Partnership managing director Callum Lumsden; and digital design which will be overseen by independent consultant Malcolm Garrett.

Both Turner and Garrett have chaired the entire awards in previous years.

Print and identity will be judged by David Stuart of The Partners, Peter Knapp of Landor Associates, Harriet Devoy of The Chase, OPX founder Frances Jackson, Intro creative director Adrian Shaughnessy, writer Tim Rich and DW art director Ivan Cottrell. Bruce Duckworth of Turner Duckworth, Coley Porter Bell’s Stephen Bell and The Body Shop design head Paul Porral will judge packaging.

Interiors and exhibition categories will be scrutinised by Table’s Tim Pyne, Sally Mackereth of Wells Mackereth, Aukett head of interiors Vivien Fowler, Neil Thomas from Atelier One, Peter Higgins of Land Design Studio, Fitch managing creative director Tim Greenhalgh and Museum of London director Professor Jack Lohman.

Daljit Singh of Digit, Simon Waterfall of Poke and Richard Morrison of Fig are on the digital design team.

The product design and furniture panel includes Transport for London head of design Innes Ferguson, designer Gitta Gschwendtner, Hilary French of the Royal College of Art and Gareth Williams of the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Judging takes place in November and awards will be presented in March 2003. For last minute entries to the awards, e-mail designweek.awards@centaur.co.uk or phone the awards hotline on 020 7970 4772.

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