After all the incredible entry’s last year with a huge number of people entering, we are busy organising the Young Designers Award for the seventh time. This year’s brief is based upon a new train carriage to attract more people to use the Island Train Line.
The Isle of Wight train has been running since 1864 and originally ran from Ryde to Shanklin. Over the years, the train line has evolved introducing the Ventnor route and Ryde Pier Head Stop. However, despite the public becoming more aware of the environment and an increasing desire to be ‘green’, vehicles are still the most popular mode of transport bar far on the Island – in fact, there has been a 22% decrease in passengers on The Island Line.
So, to increase awareness of our historical, wonderful railway line, we’re asking you to design an existing train carriage that benefits the local community. Whether it’s a bank, spa, restaurant or cinema, be as outrageous, quirky and creative as you can, anything and everything will be considered!
Please do take a look at the Young Designers Award Facebook page for the full brief, updates and inspiration. All shortlisted entries and winners will be exhibited at the Young Designers Awards ceremony and published in the County Press. All winners will receive a prestigious YDA medal and certificate and your entry can be used for a future portfolio should you decide to pursue a creative path once leaving school.