Leeds College of Art students steal the show at i-dott awards

21 October 2015

Leeds College of Art Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design students and recent graduates have picked up an impressive 7 out of the 10 awards, including the grand prize at the i-dott awards!

The i-dott (inspiring designers of tomorrow, today) winners were announced at a prestigious awards ceremony at Manchester Whitworth Art Gallery on 14 October. The awards were presented by internationally acclaimed interior designer and television personality Mr. Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen.

Laura Barrowclough was awarded the grand winner award for The IGI Prize for 2015

Caroline Pratt, Senior Lecturer on Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design said: 

"It’s fantastic to see companies taking such an active role in encouraging new designers into the wallpaper industry and seeking out fresh talent and as a programme we’re really proud to see so many of our students being recognised for their hard work”.

i-dott winner with LLB

Laura Barrowclough and Caroline Pratt (Senior Lecturer, Printed Textiles) with Lawrence picking up her prize

Six more awards went to graduating and final year students:- 

Category 1 design brief 'my home'

Hayley Harrison - 2nd place 

Category 2 innovation brief

Gemma Hailstone - 2nd place 

Hannah Edmonds - 3rd place 

Category 3 winners for the infinite imagination brief 

Charlotte Holden - 1st place

Megan Wade - 2nd place

Alexandra Tomlinson - 3rd place

i-dott winner workImage: Laura Barrowclough's work.

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

To view all the competition winners see here and the gallery of images from the awards evening here 

i-dott's 2015 online brochure can be viewed here