6 October 2021

The Design History Society would like to share the outcome of the Design Writing and Essay Prizes (undergraduate and postgraduate categories).

This year, the standard of submissions was high, making the reviewing and selection of winners a challenge. As usual, this was carried through a double-blind peer-review process and the winners were chosen on the basis of their scores. In addition, this year's Guest Judge for the Design Writing Prize, Jarrett Fuller selected the final winning entry. We would like to express our gratitude to Jarrett and to all of the submitting authors, whose work enriches and expands our field. The winners based on top scores were:

Dr Emily Candela, Royal College of Art, London “Designing the Virus” for the Design Writing prize

Cher Potter, University of Oxford “Design Reform ! Lessons from the Bauhaus of Africa” for the Essay Prize PG

Olivia Terry, University of Brighton “Worn in the words: women’s relationship with clothing and textiles in the American West 1836–1900” for the Essay Prize UG

We were delighted to congratulate our winners wholeheartedly for their invaluable contribution to design history at the DHS virtual conference 2021. We also would like to express our gratitude to all the authors and to our judge, Jarrett Fuller, who, through their research and writing, enrich and expand our field.


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