Young Product Designer of the Year

Updated: Oct 7, 2018

To celebrate Scotland’s Year of Young People, we are inviting creative individuals

between the ages of 16 and 25 to present their most innovative and exciting product

design ideas to the Scottish Design Exchange.

Categories we are looking for include furniture and homeware, art, craft and gifts, health

and beauty, and fashion, jewellery, and textiles. We want applicants to be as creative as

possible; think outside the box and present their most innovative ideas.

The winner will receive £1000 cash towards developing their product, plus 12 months

commission-free retail space to sell the winning product at the Scottish Design

Exchange stores in Edinburgh and Glasgow (Buchanan Galleries store opening in

Autumn 2018), plus our new online store, and support with marketing and

manufacturing, The runner-up will receive £200 cash towards developing their product,

plus 12 months commission-free sales on our new online store.

The competition will be judged by a panel of experts, including Jill Murphy (ThinRedLine

Design), Mike Stevenson (Thinktastic), Evelyn MacDonald (Scottish Edge), Kristen

Hunter (Whisky Frames), Lynzi Leroy (Scottish Design Exchange, E-VR), Judith Wright

(Scottish Design Exchange), Noel Spencer (Bare Branding) and Sylvia Douglas (MsMissMrs).

The winner and runner-up will be honoured at a launch event and awards ceremony in

November (date and time TBC) in our Edinburgh flagship store. The event will be open

to the public and members of the press. The event will include a drinks reception, live

music, keynote speakers, an awards presentation and a showcase of winning product

We are thrilled to be launching this inaugural product design competition in such an

exciting time for young people in Scotland. We welcome entries from anyone aged

16-25 (inclusive) living in Scotland until Monday 2nd November 2018.

We are now accepting entries for our inaugural product design competition. Aspiring

applicants can find out more details and apply at