Nominations for the 2021 Awards are now closed. The Awards Ceremony is scheduled for October 19th 2021 and will be in held in  line with regulations prevailing at the time.  Details will be posted on this page as they become available.
The Sir Misha Black Medal
for Distinguished Services to Design Education
Nominations for the Sir Misha Black Medal are welcomed from those with knowledge and appreciation of the value of design education. The Medal is awarded to an individual, from any country in the world, for his or her Distinguished Services to Design Education. The words ‘education’ and ‘design’ are interpreted in their widest meaning.
The Sir Misha Black Award
for Innovation in Design Education
The Sir Misha Black Award is confined to educational organisations within the United Kingdom. It is open to individuals, teams, or combined schools working within educational establishments, where innovation has been the key to the development of new thinking which has led to demonstrable improvement in the education of designers.
Nominations for either award are accepted from:
• educational institutions and organisations; educators; academics
• practitioners in any field of design
• professional bodies and institutions representing designers and educators
• commentators, critics, writers and observers
• communities, specific interest groups, local and national public representatives
• individuals
Nomination Forms
Nomination Forms for both the Medal and the Award are available to download from this page. Please click on either of the links at the right of the page to download.

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