Leeds College of Art Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design students and recent graduates have picked up an impressive seven out of the ten awards, including the grand prize at the annual i-dott wallpaper competition awards, beating competition from across the country and Europe.
The i-dott (inspiring designers of tomorrow, today) winners were announced at a prestigious awards ceremony at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester on 5 October, which featured the great and the good of the wallpaper world. The awards were hosted and presented by Wayne Hemingway MBE.
Jessica Fox was awarded the IGI Grand Prize winner for 2016.
Jessica receiving her IGI award with Wayne Hemingway MBE and Pascal Siellet the president of the IGI.
On winning her awards Jessica said:-
“I was really happy and shocked when I found out that I had won not only 1st place in the Old Masters category but the IGI award too, I couldn’t believe it! Winning these awards has given me such a fantastic opportunity to meet and be in contact with inspiring people and companies from the wallpaper industry, it’s amazing to have my work recognised by them. I’m so grateful to of had the chance to enter the competition”.
Caroline Pratt, Senior Lecturer on Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design said:-
"We’re really proud to see so many of our students being recognised for their hard work at the i-dott awards. It’s fantastic to see companies taking such an active role in encouraging new designers into the wallpaper industry and seeking out fresh talent”.
Congratulations to all of our winners:-
IGI Grand Prize Winner
Category One – Rio Olympics
1st Gemma Paterson
2nd Bethany Slater
3rd Ellie Green
Category Two – Whimsical
1st Sophie Shaw
3rd Natasha Murray
Category Three – Old Masters
1st Place Jessica Fox
i-dott exists to enable design students to present their work, through an annual competition, to the international wallpaper and textile industries. It gives surface pattern design students the opportunity to have their work assessed and critiqued by design experts.