New Library Donor Wall ‘Designathon’ Competition

The University is launching a staff and student design competition to help create the Donor Wall of our new Library, one of the main focal points of the building which is due to open in September. 

Staff and students are invited to enter as individuals or teams to design and develop a striking digital display to recognise the 3,000 individuals, companies, charitable trusts and statutory bodies which have supported the project. To be located on a giant video screen on the side of the Exhibition Gallery directly opposite the Ground Floor Entrance, the Donor Wall will be one of the building’s most prominent features.

 The University is committed to recognising every single supporter of the Library and so the Donor Wall offers the opportunity for all to become permanently associated with the most ambitious project in our modern history. 

Individuals or teams of programmers, designers, developers and creative minds are invited to enter the competition to design a dynamic and interactive program allowing us to display our donors’ names to all visitors to the building. 

Up to ten teams of between one and three people are invited to enter.

 The prize will be £300 plus a commission to produce the winning design in time for the opening of the building in September.

 The “designathon” will begin at 9.45 AM on Monday 6th June when entrants will be briefed on the project, given the details of the area where the winning design is to be displayed, and invited to design and develop a prototype. At the end of the day, entrants will showcase their ideas to a distinguished selection panel, including one of the project’s architects.

 The competition is open to current staff and students. Places are limited so register now to avoid disappointment at:

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