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Grand Designs Birmingham competition winners!

Thank you to all who entered the Grand Designs Live Birmingham competition, we had a fantastic response but sadly only 5 pairs of tickets to give away.

So here are the lucky winners!

Alison Galsworthy from Buckinghamshire

Rose Cooke from Leicestershire

Anthony Hughes from Huddersfield

Sally Keys from Worksop

Chris Roberts from Manchester.

Image: Grand Designs Live

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Update! NDA National Design Award 3D Video simulation of penthouse

The response to the NDA National Design Award 2011 competition has been fantastic and people are really excited to start designing and hopefully grab that £3000 cash prize and see their design come true.

To help you with the dimensions and spatial planning of your design, here is a 3D video simulation which you can play as many times as you like.

Remember to your design to the RENTAL market, but this doesn’t mean you can’t be creative, original and eclectic as you like. Push yourself and the boat out because you never know, your design could take the biscuit!

If you haven’t already entered you can do so for free by visiting www.nda.ac.uk/competitions

Good luck folks!!!

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WIN £3000, design the interior of a penthouse and kick-start your interior design career!

 Keep on reading to find out…….! Continue reading

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Kasabian mood board wins MP3 competition

Congratulations to Jacqui Towndrow who’s pipped all other entrants to the post and won a Kube MP3 player in the National Design Academy student competition!

It was a unanimous vote from everyone at the NDA that Jacqui’s mood board based on her favorite song “Empire” By Kasabian, due to the “eclectic mix of textures, pattern and accessories which have clearly embraced the lyrics, song style and cleverly tied this in with a prominent Interior Design trend”.

When told that she’d won the competition, National Design Academy student, Jacqui couldn’t believe the news, “Really? I never win anything, thank you!”
Have a look at Jacqui’s board and see what you think. Continue reading

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Only one day to go until the competition of the year launches!

We’re counting down the hours to the launch of the NDA National Design Award 2011 and tweaking every last detail so the launch goes as smoothly as possible. This competition set up by the National Design Academy in Nottingham, gives young fresh talent a chance to shine and take home a prize which will almost certainly be a spring-board for success within Interior Design.

Yesterday I posted that I couldn’t reveal too much information about the competition and I’m sure the little teasers I left you all with got some ideas flowing. Well, today I’m going to plant another teaser to get you so excited you socks will fall off! Click HERE to find out. EEEEEEEEEK….!

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UPDATE!

Good morning folks! I hope you’ve all had a great Royal Wedding long weekend and enjoyed the celebrations. I just wanted to update you all on a fantastic opportunity that will be open on Thursday this week. Aimed only at design students, recent graduates and keen amateurs, launched by the National Design Academy, this competition will blow you socks off! I’m dying to give you all in the info but I would literally get shot! So I want to pre warn and prepare you for the forthcoming and leave you with this… Continue reading

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Grand Designs Live competition winners!

Thank you for the over whelming response to our Grand Designs Live ticket giveaway competition, we wish we could give everyone who entered a prize. The lucky five who have bagged themselves a pair of tickets are:

Sarah Parr from Derby

Rachel Davies from Telford

Asya Dudko from Surrey

Luke Anderson from Nottingham

Bridget Everitt from Cambridge

Congratulations to you all, your tickets are in the post and we hope you have a fantastic day at the event. Make sure you keep us up to date with how the day goes!

The Design Hub

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Kim beats off competition to win MyDeco prize!

Congratulations to Kimberley Moore, who won MyDeco’s Mother’s Day moodboard competition and scooped a Union Jack DIGITEX  roller blind and wallpaper set!

Kim, who’s a tutor at  the National Design Academy in Nottingham, based her Union Jack themed mood board on the often neglected part of the home, the hallway. She chose a chic and retro “London Vibe” style, that caught the eye of voters and subsequently shot her to the top of the competition.

But, Kim isn’t going to be the only one excited about winning the prize as she plans to re-decorate her nieces bedroom into quirky teen pad  as a surprise.

Well done Kim, we excited to see the finished design!

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WIN a pair of Grand Designs Live tickets with The Design Hub!

The Design Hub have teamed up with Grand Designs Live to give you the chance to WIN a FREE PAIR of TICKETS to the show! Based on the aspirational channel 4 series Grand Designs, presented by Kevin McCloud, Grand Designs Live is the perfect place to be for design junkies.

Held at the ExCel Centre in London’s Docklands, from the 30th April – 8th May, the award-winning event has everything you could possibly want from home-ware and gardens, kitchen and bathrooms, to innovation and design.

You’ll be spoilt for choice with over 500 exhibitors, a spectacular Grand Village of show homes, Grand Build sponsored by VELUX, Grand technology and much more! So if your mouth is watering and your desperate to get your hands on a pair of tickets, just simply answer the following question:

Q: How many sections does the show have?

 

Email your answer, name and address and a contact number to competition@nda.ac.uk

The competition closes at midnight on Thursday 14th April and the winners announced on Friday 15th April.

You only have a couple of weeks to get your entry in and be in with a chance of winning so hurry and GOOD LUCK! Continue reading

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