What is Britain's Best Budding Designer?

What is Britain's Best Budding Designer?

We’re on the hunt for the freshest talent in design. For your chance to win £1,000 in cash, simply submit your own design that best showcases your unique style.

If shortlisted, you’ll then be commissioned to design an instantprint template, which will be featured on our website along with your profile. Our panel of judges will pick one overall winner, with two runners-up: second place will receive £500 and third place will win £250 prize money.

Good luck, and we look forward to seeing your designs!

Stages of the competition:

1. Entry
1. Entry
9th - 29th Feb

Submit an example of your own artwork

 

2. Shortlist
2. Shortlist
1st - 20th March

Our judges will pick their favourite designs and the shortlisted entrants will be invited to create a range of templates for the instantprint website

 

3. Results
3. Results
23rd March

We will then judge your templates and pick a winner and two runners-up

First Place

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones

I was very surprised to find out I had won! It was April Fool’s Day, so I wasn't sure if it was a prank at first. This win has given me more confidence in myself as a designer and it's something I'm going to proudly display on my portfolio.

"Andrew nailed the brief to produce a suite of templates which work brilliantly together and can easily be branded for other businesses. A fantastic job."
Andy Duke - Judge

Second Place

Hannah Edmonds
Hannah Edmonds

Coming second makes all of the time and effort I put into entering really worth it. It's a great feeling and I feel really proud of myself, especially when I saw how many entrants there were and the standard of work from the 12 shortlisted.

Third Place

Raushan Kumar
Raushan Kumar

I was so surprised and rather speechless when I received the call to hear I'd come third. Considering this is the first competition I've ever entered, I definitely did not think I would come this far! I’ve already donated a portion of my prize money to the Alzheimer’s Society as a nod to my grandma.

Highly Commended

Kate Oakwood
Kate Oakwood

This book cover design was created as an alternative to Julia Donaldson's children's book -'Tiddler'. This work was inspired by a visit to a primary school in Scotland, the cover seeks to attract through its vivid use of colour and shape and attempts to create a land for the viewers eyes to wander through and explore.

Simon Jacobs
Simon Jacobs

My design is for my new marketing company, Our Marketing Guys. The idea was to combine the following: clear insight, style and simplicity and the fact that I wear glasses. I was doodling on a piece of paper and the idea just formed in front of me.

Andrew Akinyede
Andrew Akinyede

This was a recent logo design for a client of mine who's starting a beard oil and apparel brand in the US. Generally I'm inspired by the vintage look and feel from the 1950s and love to incorporate some aspect of that in my designs whenever I can.

Alexander Lucas
Alexander Lucas

My design is inspired by the eclectic mayhem of the balkan dub music scene which is perfectly summarised by the weird and wonderful. This is a gig poster for a local band. I wanted to tie illustration and bold text together.

Calum Roberts
Calum Roberts

My design is inspired by clean simplistic design and the desire to try and make the logo stand out from the generic logos you see in most other local businesses.

Jordan Budd
Jordan Budd

I wanted to show the idea of design students who are about to leave university and being introduced to the real world by meeting potential employers and clients. I got my style inspiration from a mix of theatre and carnival imagery.

Tom King
Tom King

This is a poster I designed for a weekly pub quiz that takes place at Nottingham Trent Students' Union. The design developed from wanting to use a traditional filament lightbulb as a symbol of thought and ideas. The design of the bulb lent itself to the quirky retro americana style of poster.

Meg Darlington
Meg Darlington

My design is inspired by mixing old and new to create an interesting visual style. Here vintage book illustrations have been combined with my own hand-drawn lettering and a modern colour palette to create a personalised alphabet poster for display in a child’s room.

Rhianna Taylor
Rhianna Taylor

My design is inspired by my final year project proposal for my university degree in Digital Arts. I love the flat design trend and want to take the simplicity of the style to create an interactive website that can be used as an educational resource to learn about British History.

Meet the Judges

Jim Thacker
Jim Thacker
Acting editor at Computer Arts

As acting editor at leading design magazine, Computer Arts, Jim has helped create a space where industry leaders can connect with some of the world’s freshest design talent. Jim is passionate about inspiring and informing established creative types, as well as those looking to take their first steps in the design industry.

 

Peter Rope
Peter Rope
Executive creative director at ArtScience

Creative director and founder of super-cool communications agency, ArtScience, Pete has created a whole host of campaigns and content for a diverse range of global clients. His no-nonsense approach to digital strategies and fresh creative perspective means Pete is able to create killer content both on- and offline.

 

Andy Duke
Andy Duke
Head of design & development at Stickyeyes

Specialising in creating acquisition-focused digital design solutions, Andy is able to wear both creative and analytical hats. As head of design and development at one of the UK’s leading digital agencies, Andy works with multi-territory clients to develop a range of visually stunning content, from social apps to infographics and video.