The final shortlist for this year’s MullenLowe Group NOVA Award has been announced. 

This year’s panel of judges – including artist Mark Titchner, Justin McGuirk, Chief Curator from the Design Museum, Owen Pritchard, editor of It’s Nice That and Jose Miguel Sokoloff, President of MullenLowe Group Creative Council and Chief Creative Officer of MullenLowe Group UK – spent time meeting the nominated 28 students before selecting the 10 selected shortlisted projects.  

“We’ve been looking at incredible projects from disciplines as diverse as VR environments to fashion design and material futures. The thinking behind all of the work we’ve seen is deep and responsible. 

It has been specially difficult to make a selection this year. All of the projects are truly outstanding. Thankfully, my fellow judges have been rigorous and enlightened therefore the short list and winners are truly the best of the best.” – Jose Miguel Sokoloff

From Kaye Toland’s ecologically sustainable menstruation management service and Helen Milne’s polluted textiles collection, to Sasha Bruml’s 3D-printed bespoke bike seat and Shanshan Lui’s innovative response to the housing crisis, the 10 shortlisted projects reflect the broad-range of disciplines and diverse topics crossed in Show Two: Design.

Show Two’s shortlisters are:

  • Emma King – MA Communication Design
  • Jiani Zhao and Emanuele Romano – MA Character Animation
  • Hana Fujimoto – BA Textile Design
  • Helen Milne – BA Textile Design
  • Kaye Toland – BA Product Design
  • Lucy Ganley – BA Jewellery Design
  • Marie Laffitte – MA Industrial Design
  • Matthew Needham – BA Fashion
  • Sasha Bruml – BA Product Design
  • Shanshan Liu – MA Narrative Environments

The YourNOVA Award returns this year giving you the chance to vote for your favourite project from the final 14 shortlisted. Open from today until 4 July, YourNOVA is an interactive award voted for by the public, visit the MullenLowe Group website to find out more about the nominated projects, watch videos with the students and to cast your vote. The winner will be announced on 5 July and will be awarded a prize of £1000 prize – watch this space for more information.

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