Student Awards

  • Student Design Awards 2020

    This initiative is committed to inspire and inform the next generation of store designers by setting live briefs in partnership with major retailers and brands.

    The focus is on physical interiors, but cross-overs with digital design – through in-store installations and services or apps to build a customer’s experience of the brand and the retail environment and facilitate sales and merchandising.

    In 2020 students from six colleges entered the contest, tackling briefs set by three participating retailers: Berghaus, Pets at Home, and Pizza Express.

    Previous winners are often offered paid internships at both the retailer they designed for, and at the design agency which worked as their mentor during the competition.

  • 2020 Briefs


    The Berghaus brief was tackled by third year students from Glasgow School of Art, and second year students from the University of Huddersfield.

    See Berhaus Winners Gallery

    Pets At Home

    Pets At Home set a brief for students from Manchester Metropolitan University and University for the Creative Arts Farnham, both second-year groups.

    See Pets at Home Winners Gallery

    Pizza Express

    Pizza Express brief was tackled by students from Middlesex University (second and third years) and Ravensbourne University (second years).

    See Pizza Express Winners Gallery

  • 2020 Judges

    Tesh Chauhan, Specsavers
    Amy Duke, The Body Shop
    Francesco Draisci, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
    Ian Johnston, Quinine
    Jo Percival, The Body Shop
    Anna Sanders, Dalziel & Pow
    Jon Tollit, Gensler

    Chair: Lynda Relph-Knight, Design writer and consultant

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