It’s January, the festive season is well and truly over, you’re back in the office with a pile of work to do and the buffer of Christmas gone and the feeling of idle relaxation a distant memory.
As you read this, you may be feeling slightly aghast at your ever-growing list of actions to complete, partly due to customers and colleagues putting off requests pre-Christmas. If this sounds familiar, don’t worry, we’re all in the same boat.
In these situations, it is very easy to forget or postpone other tasks. However, do not let your 2020 Design Guild Mark application be one of them!
The final deadline for entries for all three categories – Furniture, Lighting Design and Textiles, Wall Coverings, Surfaces, Carpets & Floor Coverings – is Thursday 23 January.
If you planned on submitting but are teetering on the edge of delaying your application until next time, remember the Design Guild Mark is only awarded once a year.
You don’t want to be full of regret when we announce the winners during this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week thinking ‘If only I’d taken an hour to fill in the application form’.
To tip the scales completely, here are a few reasons why entering your piece for a Design Guild Mark is a no-brainer.
It’s a prestigious accreditation of quality
The Mark recognises the highest standards in the design of furnishings in volume production and is is unique to other awards as each category has its own judging panel, made up of experts from the UK design community, who scrutinise both the design and designer in person at a judging day.
You get great press and social media coverage
Winners benefit from increased industry and consumer awareness, press and social media coverage, with the designers and companies also receiving enhanced brand recognition.
You’re in good company
It’s money well spent
Participating in the Design Guild Mark costs less than an online banner, less than a quarter page print advertisement and it can bring you and your brand much more.
Automatic entry for the Jonathan Hindle Prize
Created in 2015 by Design Guild Mark founder Jonathan Hindle, this cash prize of £1,000 is awarded to the most outstanding design in any year. The judges will assess this prize once the design guild marks have been awarded. All entries that receive a Design Guild Mark are eligible for this prize.
It seems a pretty convincing argument to us, but don’t just take our word for it, watch our film from the 2019 ceremony to see what you would be missing out on.
If you have any questions, our Guild Marks manager will be pleased to hear from you by phone: 020 7562 8520 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.