Award schemes set up in honour of Peta Levy

Design promoter Design-Nation is inviting designers to apply for two new awards set up in honour of its late founder Peta Levy, who died in April.

London Metropolitan University is funding a scholarship in Levy’s memory, which will benefit one MA postgraduate student joining the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design next September.

The second award offers any UK designer the chance to exhibit free at next year’s 100% Design. The Peta Levi Memorial Bursary consists of a 20m2 shell space, worth about £5000, in which to display a new piece of work.

Levy founded Design-Nation in 1994 to promote British design internationally. She later established the New Designers exhibition, to champion new design talent.

In Levy’s memory, Design-Nation this year gave away two free memberships, worth more than £120 each, to New Designers 2008 One Year On Award winners Caren Garfen and David Irwin.

A memorial service for Levy will take place at the West London Synagogue, Upper Berkeley Street, London W1 at 6.30 pm on 4 November.

For more information on the three awards schemes, e-mail

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