The Horners' Awards for 2015 are now open for entries
The Worshipful Company of Horners has announced that this year’s plastic design competitions are now open for entry.
The institution runs annual awards for ‘Plastics Design and Innovation’ as well as ‘Bottlemakers’, all celebrating and encouraging UK design expertise, creativity and innovation.
“Last year we again saw a record number of entrants all demonstrating high levels of innovation and exemplary creativity in design,” Raymond Layard, the Master of The Horners Company, said of the awards. ‘The calibre of entrants year-after-year demonstrates their uniqueness and how vital it is to promote all that design in plastics stands for.”
Last year’s winners were revealed at Interplas, the UK’s biggest plastics exhibition, and were awarded to DRFP Ltd and Endo Technologies’ ‘Propoints’, a dental application, and M+H’s ‘Braille Tubes’, featuring a new method of printing Braille characters directly onto plastic packaging, respectively.
There have been a number of past winners of both competitions that have gone on to receive much commercial success as a result of their success, including the ‘Cycloc’, the ‘Beehaus’ and the ‘Durakerb’ lightweight kerbing system, which won a contract to supply the London 2012 Olympics.
Winners of both competitions will be presented with their awards during the Annual Banquet of the Worshipful Company of Horners, on 1st October 2015.
Anyone wishing to enter can find out competition specifics and entry requirements, as well as application forms, by visiting the website, www.horners.org
The deadline for entries for both competitions is Friday, 24th July 2015.