The Design Innovation in Plastics competition has been organised for design students in the UK and Ireland by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and the Worshipful Company of Horners.
The brief called for entrants to create an innovative, original and cost-effective design for a product which will create a travel experience with more comfort and less stress for its users. The product must also be sustainable, robust and safe for travel security checks.
There are 6 finalists for the competition, each with a unique concept and design. The shortlisted entrants have created a variety of products, from an interactive sunshade for children, to a bicycle pedal with an integrated lock, to a light therapy face mask to help with jet lag. These entries have been selected due to their “inventiveness and creativity” with plastic.
They will be judged on 8 areas:
- Use of Plastics
- Adherence to Brief
Recognition from this award could see these students go far in their career which is an opportunity that is great to see in this industry.
Final selection day was on the 19th May but the overall winner will be announced on the 30th June.