When you envision something as ambitious as the Creative Conscience Awards, the awards ceremony itself seems to be an almost unreachable goal until, of course, that great day arrives and, suddenly, there we all were in a somewhat steamy Institute of Directors waiting for our winners to arrive.
Having admired their work for so long, it was brilliant to have the chance to meet everyone in person, many of whom had travelled a great distance to celebrate their win. John Mathers, Chief Executive of the Design Council, presented the awards as part of an intimate ceremony which gave each of our winners the chance to discuss their work – and potential internships – with our prestigious panel of judges.
Their work was exhibited throughout the room so everyone could see it and engage with its creators.
And then the rest of our guests arrived and the party began!
Here is Chrissy, founder of the awards with illustrator, Quentin Blake.
Judge, Simon Conder with David Pocknell.
Another of our judges, Wendy Dagworthy (on the left of the picture) with the Typographers Chrissie Charlton and Alan Kitching.
The artist, Andrew Logan, with another of our judges Dinah Casson.
And one of our winners talking with Dinah and Simon. All of our winners have been awarded an internship and we will be following them to check out – and report back – on their progress.
This has been a brilliant initiative and one that we are determined to continue. As well as promoting sustainable design, our true desire is to help young creatives to remain true to their hearts and pursue a career that is both fulfilling and useful.
As John Mathers, Chief Executive at the Design Council says: “We were delighted to get involved with the Creative Conscience Awards because it is totally in tune with the reason I work for the Design Council; I want to champion design and creative ideas – that will improve people’s lives”.
Congratulations to all our winners – all of whom you can see here! We are truly proud of them all and will work hard to help everyone to bring their ideas to life.
Kate Burton, Curious Curator