The annual Winston Churchill Design Competition, held in partnership with The Churchill Centre UK and ARTS THREAD, is aimed at BA/MA design students and recent graduates and seeks to uncover unique, emerging talent. This year’s competition was open to an international audience, with judges welcoming entries from around the world.
Last night the three selected competition finalists were invited to exhibit their pieces at the annual Sir Winston Churchill Dinner 2014 in London, attended by guests including actors Robert Hardy and Julian Fellowes, and the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
As part of the evening’s proceedings, Boris Johnson and Allen Packwood, Director at the Churchill Archives Centre presented prizes to the three finalists.
In 3rd place was Paul Firth from Buckinghamshire New University, for his graphic cards depicting the different facets of Churchill’s personality. In 2nd place was Emily May from Falmouth University, for her scarf design inspired by Churchill’s letters which speak of his love of nature and the important relationships in his life.
The 1st place prize went to Olivia Wojcik from Nottingham Trent University, for her unique animation telling the story of Churchill’s life and his many achievements.
Katie Greenyer, Creative Director at Pentland Brands said: “The brief for this year’s competition was to capture the essence of Churchill’s unique style and personality, and present it for a modern audience. We were all so impressed by the research and unique interpretations of the brief shown by the three finalists this year but Olivia’s piece really stood out for its skill, execution and creativity.”
Congratulations to all three prize winners and to Olivia who has won a cash prize and a paid work placement at Pentland Brands.