We want to hear from all of the undergraduate students and tutors who have been involved in a Fixperts project in the last two years. Once again your inspiring Fix Films can be nominated for the 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 in London, on Tuesday 26 June, during the annual RCA Graduation Shows. This extraordinary recognition, now in its 6th year, has become a key moment in Fixperts story.
Key criteria are the benefit to the Fix Partner and the quality of the storytelling. We want to see Fix Films that have true impact on lives, improve accessibility and enable richer activity with stories that focus on health, the ageing community and social benefit. And don’t forget the film must be made within the last two years and respecting creative copyrights.
How to Enter
Simply email a link to your film (or your students film) along with the date of the project and with clear contact details including a phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: 21 May 2018
2017 winner: ‘A Spoon for Gabi’ by Fixperts at Kingston University
Fixperts at Kingston University gave Fix Partner Gabi an experience of independence by making a 8th untool to allow her to feed herself.
The HHCD jury commented on the attentive engagement with the Fix Partner, the choice of an issue with real daily and personal benefit, as well as on the inventiveness of the solution. “And all of this in a delightful film that captures the story of the people and the fix. The high level of empathy, intelligent design process and compelling communication made this the winner of this year’s award. Congratulations to the Fix Partner & carers, students and teaching team for this inspiring achievement.”
Fixperts: Philip Sutton, Tabatha Pearce-Chedier, Rachel Yang and James Caldwell.
Fix Partner: Gabi
Bedelsford School: Eleanor, Clare, Amber, Jessica and Julia
Tutors: Maya Alvarado, Alex Hellum, Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez
University: Kingston, UK
Watch here bit.ly/SpoonforGabi
You can also see the full 2017 shortlist here.