Welcome to Blinds Direct's Design Challenge 2022! In this year's competition, we will be asking undergraduate students to once again design a stylish, printed fabric in a particular theme.

This year we're asking entrants to channel their creativity, and requesting submissions around the topic 'visions for the future'. With another excellent prize for the winner, this challenge will be both fun and thought-provoking.

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 February 7 to June 30

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.

The winning designer will also be presented with a £500 cash prize.

The top three entrants will also be awarded a lampshade and cushion created from their very own design, made here - by hand - at Blinds Direct.

Meet Last Year's Winner

After reviewing last year's amazing entries, we were delighted to announce Marna Alberts, from Norwich University of the Arts, had won the Design Challenge 2021.

Selected from an extremely competitive field, Marna's design perfectly captured 2021's theme of “who am I?” with excellent use of colour, pattern and overall creative execution - we absolutely love it.

Blinds Direct design challenge 2021
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