Congratulations go out to the winners of this year’s Creative Conscience Awards held at The Design Council of Great Britain. There were 4 Golds and 6 Silvers awarded this year across categories; judges were really impressed by the quality and diversity of entries and the fact that students create their own briefs all focussed on creating ‘conscious’ creative solutions which aim to tackle global social problems and future sustainability issues.
Winners came from as far afield as Hong Kong, India and Romania to join judges, speakers, organisers, industry professionals, brand owners, mentors and sponsors in an event headlined by ambassador and supporter Sir Jonathon Porritt, with introductions by journalist and writer John-Paul Flintoff, and supported by John Mathers CEO of The Design Council.
Sir Jonathon Porritt inspired all on the night with a rousing speech centred around the question ‘who can we depend on to make the world a better place?’. The answer to this question as we all know (he said) is not Politicians, Financiers and the Super-rich but the next generation of young creative’s, filmmakers, designers and engineers.
Jonathon went on to make the point;
‘Technology, money and compassion is all that is required, then you need to unleash the genius of the human species, to mobilise all of that resource to make a ‘better world’ happen for 90 billion people by 2050’
John Mathers concurred, stating;
“Design can change the world, but that it needs to be a collaborative process, designers need to work with other people to bring their ideas to life.”
Graham Hawkins, Owner and MD of Illumination – the founding sponsor of Creative Conscience thanked the judges, other sponsors and all those involved who have given their time over the past year for free.
“This event is growing because it has a fundamental good idea at its heart that is well communicated – the support has been amazing this year and Illumination is really excited to be the principle sponsor with The Design Council”
This year in addition to the accolade and mentorship offered as a result of winning The Creative Conscience Awards, three of the winners have been selected to take part in The Design Council’s 70th Anniversary Design Project to select the talent of the future. They will be highlighted with others as the 70 ‘Ones to Watch’; future talent whom it is hoped will save the world and help the UK to prosper and flourish in the future.
We will be launching more bulletins, speech transcripts and news about the event over the coming weeks with filmed interviews with students to understand what inspired their idea, and why they think designing for social change is important.
If you are interested in being a judge, mentor, entrant, you think you can make an idea real or you simply want to contribute or know more about the awards, contact us