Environmental design challenge for Scotland’s young people

City of Glasgow College has created a jewellery design competition for secondary schools pupils across Scotland.

Craft and design lecturers from the college’s faculty of Creative Industries are challenging school pupils to come up with a design for a pendant which reflects the Climate Emergency.

Lisa McGovern, Curriculum Head for Craft and Design at City of Glasgow College, said:

“We’re asking young people to harness their imagination and creativity, and use the impact of climate change as the basis for their ideas. Their design can be contemporary or traditional in style and should be presented as a drawing, either by hand or on computer.

“The world’s school pupils have been rightly vocal in recent years about climate change so this is a valid and topical theme for the competition. Our college acknowledges a Climate Emergency and is actively working to reduce our impact on the environment.

“The aim of the competition is to generate an interest in jewellery making specifically and craft and design in general, but also to raise awareness of sustainability in making.”

The winning design will be 3D printed in the college’s workshops (Covid restrictions permitting) and cast using recycled silver by Vipa Designs. Second and third runners-up will receive personalised certificates and there will be a highly commended certification.

The competition is open to anyone under the age of 18 and still at school in Scotland. There are two categories: S1-S3 and S4-S6.

Further details are available on the competition webpage.

Entries must be submitted by Monday 15 February by emailing a jpg of the final design to Lisa McGovern with the entrant's name, year and school. The jpg should be captioned with the entrant's name.