What does good teaching look like?
Calling all students to design awards for the first-ever student-voted teaching award at UAL
SUARTS invites everyone across UAL to express their creativity on the theme of celebrating great teaching.
You can interpret this in whatever way you choose to create a 2 or 3D piece that will be awarded to tutors, technicians and lecturers who enable students to grow in the University’s first ever student-led teaching awards.
We believe that anyone who makes an outstanding impact on students, inspiring them to fulfil their potential should be awarded and we want you to direct how this recognition and pride will look.
The White Square teaching Award competition is open to all University of the Arts students.
This is more than a conceptual design competition, this is a call for production.
Rather than awarding a simple cash-prize, the winning entries will be awarded a commission to cover their design and production costs. There are two strands to this competition:
2D pieces such as graphic design, illustration and photographs that can be adapted into multiple editions.
These will be issued to ALL staff who are nominated by their students for going above the call of duty. While it will be issued like a ‘certificate’ this printed item can be a piece of original graphic design, drawing, painting or photograph that YOU think represents great teaching.
2D Design commission: £75
3D pieces these can be small sculptures or products that will be awarded to the 13 final winners of the teaching awards.
This will be a physical award that will hopefully deck the desks and shelves of UAL’s best teachers. We think this object should be bigger than an apple but smaller than a text book!
3D Design and Production commission prize for this is £400 (awarded in two parts, the first after initial design and the second to cover material and production costs of 13 finished products.
All entries will be fully accredited and displayed on the White Square teaching Award blog and Students’ Union website and may be used for future promotional platforms for the White Square Teaching awards. Winning designs will be awarded to the staff nominated by their students as examples of outstanding teaching. These finished works will also be exhibited in the White Square exhibition which will tour selected UAL campuses later in the Spring.
The judging panel
UAL Alumni with backgrounds in graphic and 3D design
Ben Westhead, President and Education Officer, SUARTS
Laura Southall, Head of Events and Exhibitions, SUARTS
Josh Jones, student Rep Co-ordinator, freelance photographer
Kate Rintoul, Co-ordinator, Made in Arts London, freelance journalist
Submit your entry / entries
The competition is open from Tuesday 20th March to Wednesday 25th April 2012,
Send your designs to Josh
Please send us:
One Image of as many designs you wish to submit
Images of examples of work that you have previously produced
explanation of ideas - a brief description of your work.(English text only, explanation is expected to be concise)
Deadline for submission of entries
Works can be submitted until end of day 25th April 2012
Shortlisted and winning entries will be announced via our blog and email by Friday 27th April.
Send inquiries to Josh, please write in the subject line: Design for good teaching.