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Calling all Fixperts: Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Fixperts Award 2017

Competition Written by Amy

If you are an undergraduate student or tutor who has been part of a Fixperts project we want to hear about it! Once again we are asking for your fantastic FixFilms for the 2017 Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Fixperts Award. This open international competition rewards creativity in people-centred design across all disciplines. The winner will be announced at the prestigious Helen Hamlyn Awards ceremony during the annual RCA Graduation Shows in June.

Key criteria are the benefit to the Fix Partner and the quality of the storytelling. We want to see FixFilms that have true impact on lives, improve accessibility and enable richer activity with stories that focus on health, the ageing community and social impact. The film must be made within the last two years. 

How to Enter
Simply email a link to your film to [email protected]
Deadline: 30 May 2017

Last Year’s Winner: Pen Holder for Donal
Last year’s winners saw a group of students from the National College of Art in Dublin create a pen holder for their Fix Partner Donal. This simple yet life-changing fix, allows Donal who is a wheelchair user to write and sign his name for the first time in 15 years. Watch the FixFilm here.

“Great work from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, with a great message for all designers. Really beautifully explained in the film." 
- Judges comment

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