Published on : Thursday, September 18, 2014
Children 16 and under will be competing with other pupils across the UK in the Classroom of the Future Competition. The competition will be judged in two categories – one for primary schools and one for secondary schools. The creative designers will take part by drawing a classroom of the future related to a specific school subject, the students will not only need to use their imagination to design their classroom, but also provide innovative descriptions of their original ideas.
Debra McQuin, Marketing Director at the BIID, comments: “As the professional institute for the interior design industry, a successful future depends on us encouraging and supporting students who might choose a career in design.
“The Viking competition is a great way for school children to experience working on a live brief, encouraging them to use their imagination and creativity in designing a practical classroom. We feel it is very important to nurture future designers and engage with the young design talent of the future.”
Judges have been blown away by the creativity and innovation demonstrated in each entry, all of which have shown a vision into the future of what their classroom might look like.
The Classroom of the Future competition was broken down into two age categories, 11 and under, and age 12 to 16 inclusive. Viking invited budding artists to visualise what their classroom would look like years from now. Pupils were encouraged to enter designs that were as imaginative as they were practical, and by using their creative licence were able to submit their entries in any medium they saw fit.
The final winners of the competition will be announced in October and will be chosen by Viking and judging partners from the British Institute of Interior Design, who have been involved in the competition from the outset.
Lindsey Rendall, Chair of the Student Committee at the BIID said: “This has been a great opportunity to encourage young people to consider a career in design and their awareness of what makes their place of study better. I was highly impressed by the thought processes undertaken, attention to detail and the execution of the shortlisted entries; they were a pleasure to judge.”