NAS Design Partnership Awards 2016 – Register now

The National Association of Shopfitters (NAS) has announced the deadline for this year’s Design Partnership Awards 2016.  Entrants can enter their projects until 1st July 2016, and winners will be announced on 15th September at the prestigious BAFTA Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London. Now in their 12th year, the Awards recognise achievement throughout the industry, inviting designers and fit-out contractors to put forward their innovative, boundary pushing projects.

The entries will be judged by

  • Dave Park, Immediate Past President and Trustee, Cumberland Construction
  • Vanessa Brady OBE,  British interior designer and businesswoman
  • Kaye NewmanCourse Leader at the CASS Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University
  • Alasdair Lennox, Executive Creative Director, EMEA at FITCH, who will be the sole judge appraising all the student entries

All shortlisted projects are visited by the judging panel who are unaware of the companies that have entered them or are involved in the design and build.

The NAS continues to promote the ongoing collaboration between interior designers and contractors, celebrating the most visionary and innovative interior worldwide.

Following categories are open for nominations in 2016: 

All projects will have been completed in the past 12 months.

A project can be entered into multiple categories if it meets the criteria.

Retail
Permanent or temporary retail environment demonstrating the highest degree of collaboration between designer and contractor resulting in a stunning retail location. Retail interiors and associated branding for chain stores, department stores, shopping centres, one-off shops or concessions, including pop-up shops, on the high street or within transport terminals and other environments.

Leisure
Interiors and associated branding for pubs, restaurants, clubs and other hospitality environments – permanent or temporary.

Heritage
This category can be either a retail or leisure environment sensitive to the history of the building or area

Product (including Lighting)
Any product for use in an interior environment, including Lighting.

Small project (including Lighting)
This category can be either a retail or leisure environment brought in under £175,000, including Lighting.

 Future Designer

A student who is currently in their second or third year and studying interior design at a recognised seat of learning.

Student Model

A student who is currently attending a college or university with a recognised Interior Design Faculty. A model will have to be created adhering to NAS specifications.

Young Designer

The aim of this Award is to discover the design industry stars of the future. It is open to those who have been in the design industry for up to three years, regardless of age. Entrants can be in a consultancy, in-house or freelance, but must be working as a professional designer. Entrants can be working in any design discipline.

 Outstanding Contribution

This award honours colleagues who have significantly contributed to the interiors sector. The Outstanding Contribution Award shall be a means of recognizing exceptional achievements or influence on the industry.

The Best of the Best Award

The highest prize award bestowed by the judging panel on one of the competing entries. Traditionally, the Best of the Best Award will be the final award presented on the night.

The entry shortlist will be announced 31st July 2016. Entry guidelines are available here http://www.shopfitters.org/dpa2016/submit-entries

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