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bpma student design competition winners

The 2016 bpma student design competition concluded with an exhilarating pitch to industry experts at the Museum of Brands in London on the 10 June.

A number of universities took part to find the next best promotional product, with Nottingham Trent scooping all three top prizes. Student James Plimmer won top prize with his Switch dual function camping light that could be used as either a lantern or torch by changing its orientation. While not in use the watertight container can be used for the storage of small items.

“It was great to have the opportunity to meet and present to such influential people in the industry alongside other talented young designers, all with great ideas” said James. “Real life experience is vitally important for students to gain the skills that cannot necessarily be taught. These are so highly valued by employers and make an individual so much more employable.”

Fellow Nottingham Trent student, Richard Blizzard, came second with The Business Platform, with Joe Webb’s Easy Holder in third.

Joe Stewart, head of design at Nottingham Trent University said: “The bpma competition offers our students a unique chance to design a product with universal market appeal; a real rarity across Product Design courses up and down the country, which tend to exclusively focus upon projects geared toward a very specific group of potential consumers.”  

The competition judges included Hannah Redfern (Marketing Week Live), Jean Francois Chodecki (Corporate Creations), Simon Dipple (Inner Workings), and Kirsty Faukner (Matrix APA).

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