Welcome to Blinds Direct’s Inaugural Student Design Challenge.

In this new annual competition, we will be asking undergraduate students to design a printed fabric in a particular theme. This year we’re celebrating individuality and requesting submissions around the question ‘who am I?’. With an excellent prize for the winner, it’s sure to be both fun and rewarding.

Curious to know more? Read on…

how to enter

To Enter

To enter the competition, simply upload the competition entry form and your student ID to a Dropbox or File Transfer Protocol (FTP) service. The transfer link should then be sent by email to [email protected].

The competition entry form should include a digital version of your design, a 200 word statement describing your creative process, the factors you’ve included in your design and a personal biography.

You can also email us with any questions you may have.

Entries are open from July 12 to August 31 2021

the prize


We are offering one lucky winner the opportunity to have their design printed and available for purchase on the Blinds Direct website. The design will be created as:

  • Roman blinds
  • Roller blinds
  • Cushions
  • Lampshades
  • Curtains

Each product listing will feature a brief biography of the designer and their process.

Furthermore, the winner will be awarded £500 for their winning entry, featured in an article for the December issue of Good Homes, and will be invited to provide a quote.

The top three entrants will also be awarded a lampshade and cushion created from their very own design.


Check out our social media channels where we’ll post regular updates about the competition and share our top picks after the competition closes. Terms and conditions available here.

Entries are open from July 12 to August 31 2021

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