The Horners Award for Plastics Innovation & Design 2012 Now Open

The competition for The Worshipful Company of Horners’ Award for Plastics Design and Innovation, in conjunction with the British Plastics Federation (BPF), is now declared open and entries must be received by the deadline of 30th July 2012.

“The Horners’ Award is a prestigious accolades with a number of valuable commercial benefits attached. Last year we again saw a record number of entrants all demonstrating high levels of innovation and exemplary creativity in design. The calibre of entrants year-after-year demonstrates its uniqueness and how vital it is to promote all that design in plastics stands for” said Georgina Scott, the Master of The Horners Company.

The Horners’ Award for Plastics Innovation and Design encourages excellence in UK expertise and, as such, entries must have demonstrated that the product, machine or process entered has significant UK content in design, materials or manufacture. As a further encouragement to UK entrepreneurship, entries must have a proven record of recent commercial success.

The Horners’ Award is believed to be the oldest Plastics Design Award in the world, being instituted in 1945, and presents an opportunity for manufacturing companies and designers to join the distinguished ranks of winners, which include the 2011 winner, the highly innovative bike lock and storage device “Cycloc” – designed by Andrew Lang Product Design Ltd.

Other noted products to have won the Award include the ‘Beehaus’ in 2008 and the ‘Durakerb’ lightweight kerbing system which won a contract to supply the London 2012 Olympics.

The winner of the competition is presented with their Award at The Mansion House during the Annual Banquet of the Worshipful Company of Horners, one of the City of London’s most progressive Livery Companies. This year’s banquet will take place on 4th October 2012.

The runner up will be presented with the BPF President’s Award at the Federation’s Annual Dinner. The BPF Annual Dinner will be held on October 18th   2012.

Application forms for the Horners’ Award are available to download from www.hornersaward.co.uk

For further information contact Kim Hawksworth at the British Plastics Federation on 0207 457 5007 or email khawksworth@bpf.co.uk  and for more information about the Worshipful Company of Horners, please visit www.horners.org.uk