Posts Tagged ‘competitions’

Jessica McGowan – from Ulster to Turkey via an SDC award

As an educational charity, SDC supports students in a variety of ways. In Northern Ireland, every year we award a prize to the students who show the best use of colour in their final year presentations. This year Paul Santokhi (Chair of the NI region) had the pleasure of presenting the award of £100 to student Jessica McGowan. Paul was very impressed with Jessica’s work.

Jessica was on the BA (Hons) Textile Art, Design and Fashion Course at the University of Ulster and graduated with a 2:1.The judges for the SDC award selected the winner from 62 final year students. We spoke to Jessica about her work and what she’s been up to since graduating.

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SDC International Design Competition: Top tips on how to win!

Since the SDC International Design Competition was first launched in 2002, literally thousands of students have entered, and we’re now open to entries for the 2015 competition. We’re often asked for advice and tips from students and tutors on what the judges are looking for, so we’ve taken a lighthearted look at how to ensure your entry stands out from the crowd.

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Material World: focusing on the textile industry

Material World took place in June 2014 at the Houses of Parliament in London and hosted the UK final of SDC’s International Design Competition. You can read about the design competition finalists and their work here, but in addition, the event (which had been fully booked for several weeks), brought together representatives from the UK textile industry, academia and parliament, to highlight and discuss the challenges and opportunities for the textile industry in the UK.

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