Nimlok launches Talent of the Future design competition

Events supplier Nimlok has launched a ‘Talent of the Future’ competition to encourage more talent into the sector.

The competition gives design students the opportunity to win £250 and three months of work experience.

Nimlok
is offering the prize to find a winning exhibition stand design. To
enter, students can choose one or more of three design briefs based on a
number of exhibition and display scenarios.

The
winner will get to work on a wide number of projects with leading
brands, such as Virgin, TomTom and Prudential, and develop a number of
products including interactive displays, digital games and exhibition
stands.

Olivier
Vallee, VP and Commercial Director at event and experience
marketing agency George P Johnson, is heading up a panel of industry
experts to judge the budding talent.

“We
all too often think that experience is key but in our industry it is
about being creative and pushing the boundaries of what we do,” said
Vallee. “We need to look at how we can create more opportunities like
‘Talent for the Future’ to give graduates a foot-hold into industry. It
is a very different experience trying to get a job these days and we
need to capture the talent that is out there and nurture it so the
sector continues to break new ground.”

The
competition launch follows news that 11.6 per cent of graduate leavers
in 2011 who studied art and design are still looking for work. It is
open to all UK design students in higher education who are aged over 18,
with a maximum of five years post-graduation. A judging panel of
industry and creative experts will create a shortlist of entries, with
the public deciding the winner via an online vote.

“The
aim of our competition is to hunt out creative thinkers who can bring a
fresh approach to our work, and that of our clients,” said Nimlok Head Designer Lewis Field. “As an industry leader we always look to embrace
new creative talent that can combine outstanding ideas with an
understanding of a client’s objectives and budget.”

Students interested in entering should visit Nimlok’s website for more information and full terms and conditions.

The deadline for entries is 31 January.
 
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