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Roper Place Design Awards 2013 Winners

 May 03 2013 | Views: 2763

Kent and Medway

Congratulations to all the schools in the Kent and Medway area who took part in the Roper Place Design Awards 2013. Local schools that entered include: Invicta Grammar School, Archbishop’s School Canterbury, St Anselm’s Catholic School, Chaucer Technology School, and Community College Whitstable.

The competition was judged by Dr Ajay Sharman, STEMNET; Trish Worthy, Managing Director of Hillside Interiors; and Jonathan Watts, Lenleys Managing Director.

Jonathan said: "They really helped me to visualise the direction in which home decor might evolve…There were certainly some talented designers I can imagine taking orders from in the future…The explanations of the inspiration behind the designs was clear and enlightening."

The Roper Place Award trophy and £250 prize money for Best Overall School Entries was awarded to Archbishop’s School Canterbury. The STEMNET Award trophy and £250 prize money for Innovative use of Science, Technology & Engineering in Design was awarded to Invicta Grammar School Maidstone.


Full list of Prize Winners:

Djamila Eccleston, Invicta Grammar School Maidstone,  Key Stage 5 3D 1st Prize

Abbey Beacock, Community College Whitstable, Key Stage 5 2D 1st Prize
Judges comments on Abbey Beacock’s entry: ”I liked the edginess of this design with lovely versatile colours. It is well balanced and contemporary and would make a lively large scale wallpaper mural for a modern interior.”

Jane Watson, The Archbishop’s School Canterbury, Key Stage 4 2D 1st Prize

Natalie Webber, Community College Whitstable, Key Stage 4 2D 2nd Prize
Judges’ comments on Natalie Webber’s entry: “I can see that the original drawing was put through its paces to create a successful repeat. I like that the pattern creates a subtle vertical stripe. The design would work well on a metallic background as a versatile feature wallpaper.”

Charlotte Austin, Chaucer Technology School, Key Stage 4 2D 3rd Prize

Tirana Jones, St Anselm’s Catholic School, Key Stage 3 2D 1st Prize

Maddy Byers, St Anselm’s Catholic School, Key Stage 3 2D 2nd Prize

Erika Anderson, St Anselm’s Catholic School, Key Stage 3 2D 3rd Prize

In November 2012 Kent & Medway STEM sent details of this competition to schools via email with application forms and details. If you would like to receive similar mail please contact and we will add you to our mailing list.


If you would like The STEM Hub to help organise an event like this for your school/setting then please contact us today:
Tel: 01227 782662

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