Two annual competitions to find outstanding design and innovation in plastics are open once again for 2016.
The Worshipful Company of Horners’ Plastics Design and Innovation and Bottlemakers Awards are now accepting entries, with must be received by the deadline of 31st July 2016.
The Horners' Award for Plastics Innovation and Design encourages excellence in UK expertise and, as such, entries must have demonstrated that the product, machine, or process entered has significant UK content in design, materials or manufacture. As a further encouragement to UK entrepreneurship, entries must demonstrate their commercial potential or success.
“The Horners’ Award is a prestigious accolade with a number of valuable commercial benefits attached. Last year we again saw a record number of entrants all demonstrating high levels of innovation and exemplary creativity in design. The calibre of entrants year-after-year demonstrates its uniqueness and how vital it is to promote all that design in plastics stands for,” said Raymond Layard, the Master of The Horners Company.
The Horners' Award is believed to be the longest running Plastics Design Award in the world, being instituted in 1945, and presents an opportunity for manufacturing companies and designers to join the distinguished ranks of winners. This includes the GUARDIAN Anti-Piracy Barrier in 2015, which impressed the judges with its relatively simple design that acts both as a visual and physical deterrent.
Secondly, the Bottlemakers Award recognises outstanding design innovation in the manufacture of a plastic bottle, container or jar with a closure made by any process. This includes extrusion blow, injection blow or injection stretch blow moulding. Entries can also be injection moulded, vacuum formed, and rotationally moulded.
The winner of the Horners Bottlemakers Award 2015 was Logoplaste’s 1.5 litre Ribena bottle, which was designed to deliver optimum performance while providing a clear sustainable advantage over existing products.
“Last year we were encouraged by the number of high quality entries to the Bottlemakers award, so we are extremely excited about what 2016 will hold,” continued Layard.
Winners will be presented with their Awards at The Mansion House during the annual banquet of the Worshipful Company of Horners, on 6th October. Both awards are run in conjunction with the British Plastics Federation.
Application forms for the Awards are available to download from www.hornersaward.co.uk