“There’s such a wealth of brilliant ideas at this year's New Designers that our judges have been spoilt for choice," says Sarah Monk, director of New Designers. "We’re hugely grateful to our sponsors for their generous support in recognising these talented individuals and providing them with such fantastic opportunities as they take the first steps into their creative careers.”

Winning projects this year included a beautifully designed and illustrated children’s book on Resilient Reptiles, winner of the Business Design Centre Designer of the Year Award, a modular sofa system for ‘Generation Rent’ and a superhero children's hospital garment designed to reduce patient anxiety.

Graduates of BSc Product Design & Technology at Loughborough University won no less than four awards. They included Ben Cullis Watson, who received both the New Designers Joseph Jospeh Brilliantly Useful Award and the New Designers Tesco Award for his composting bin, which uses a Japanese process called ‘Bokashi’ to ferment or ‘pickle’ kitchen waste.

The full set of New Designers 2017 Award winners in Part 2 are as follows:

Business Design Centre New Designer of the Year

Winner: Jake Williams

Title of work: Resilient Reptiles and illustration portfolio

Description of work: A beautifully designed and illustrated non-fiction children's book, Resilient Reptiles takes a closer look some of the most highly specialised, adaptable and incredible animals in the world. Jake has also produced a portfolio of editorial work which provides smart illustrations for a wide range of subjects and articles.

University / College / Stand: BA Illustration, Plymouth College of Art, VC15

Prize: £1,500 cash prize, plus £1,000 worth of legal advice from Specialist intellectual property lawyers Briffa, including a year’s free membership to their DesignProtect insurance service; £2,000 worth of invaluable accounting and taxation advice from experts HWFisher; a dedicated ½ day focus on PR by Four Colman Getty and marketing worth £500.

New Designer of the Year: Runner Up:

Winner: Kiran Sunil

Title of work: The Machhalee Basket

Description of work: A mobile fish vending unit for fish vendors all over the world, which enables them to keep their fish cool using locally produced, non-electric phase change materials (PCM).

University / College / Stand: Industrial Design, University of Hertfordshire, FP74

Prize: The winner will receive a £500 cash prize

New Designers Hallmark Studio Award

Winner: Lucy Littler

Title of work: Peckish Avenue

Description of work: Illustration and hand-lettering using risograph printing as well as a 3D illustrated wallpiece.

University / College / Stand: BA Illustration, Swansea College of Art UWTSD, VC46

Prize: The prize given includes £500 and an 8 week paid studio placement for the winner to gain experience working in a commercial studio environment. We also offer free accommodation.

New Designers Kingfisher Design Talent Award

Winner: Elizabeth Joyce

Title of work: Orbit

Description of work: A wall-mounted washing machine designed to complement busy living by reducing the number of tasks involved to start a wash and taking up less space in the flat.

University / College / Stand: BA Hons Product Design, Sheffield Hallam, FB1

Prize: £1,000 cash, plus a 6 week work placement with Kingfisher.

New Designers W’innovate & Wilko Award

Winner: Betul Salman

Title of work: Swishhh

Description of work: A manual blender to connect children and parents together in one activity, Swishhh encourages families to learn about healthy eating and cooking. To blend using Swishhh you push the blender back and forth. The product is predominantly 3D printed with stainless steel blades and a clear acrylic container.

University / College / Stand: BA Product Design, Middlesex, FP2

Prize: £1,000 prize money and a two week work placement at W'innovate with a contribution of up to £500 towards expenses.

New Designers Joseph Joseph Brilliantly Useful Award

Winner: Ben Cullis Watson

Title of work: Taihi

Description of work: A kitchen compost bin using a Japanese method of composting, 'Bokashi'.

University / College / Stand: BSc Product Design & Technology, Loughborough University, FP42

Prize: A 6 month paid internship at Joseph Joseph Head Office based in Southwark where the winner gets a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience with one of the UK’s most innovative design brands and £500 to spend on Joseph Joseph products.

New Designers John Lewis Award for Design and Innovation

Winner: Lewis Calderwood

Title of work: Morf

Description of work: A modular sofa system that utilises a household vacuum cleaner to compress smaller in size for easy moving. Designed for ‘Generation Rent’.

University / College / Stand: BA Design Products, Ravensbourne, FP90

Prize: The winner will receive £1,000 to support their design and an opportunity to visit the Design team.

New Designers Tesco Award

Winner: Ben Cullis Watson

Title of work: Taihi

Description of work: A kitchen compost bin using a Japanese method of composting, 'Bokashi'

University / College / Stand: BSc Product Design & Technology, Loughborough University, FP42

Prize: The first winner of the New Designers Tesco Award will receive the cash prize of £1,000 and an opportunity to have an expense paid placement of 4 weeks with the Tesco head office design team. This is a fast paced environment working with our designers who work on own brand design across a wide range of product categories, and as our winner we would like to play to your strengths but will challenge you with a commercially viable project which will bring value and design to our customers.

New Designers Virgin Atlantic Award

Winner: Laurie Hills

Title of work: Osmos

Description of work: A desalinator creating potable water from the ocean for those affected by natural disasters.

University / College / Stand: BSc Product Design & Technology, Loughborough University, FP42

Prize: The winner will receive two weeks work experience with the Virgin Atlantic in-house Design team, and two Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy tickets.

New Designers Mars Chocolate Design Thinking Award

Winner: Sophie Copley

Title of work: Little Heroes

Description of work: A superhero children's hospital garment designed alongside patients and staff at UCL Hospital to reduce patient anxiety.

University / College / Stand: BSc Product Design, Brunel University, FP46

Prize: The winner will receive a 4 week placement in the Mars Design Studio and £1,000 in prize money to help get the winner started on their career in design.

New Designers Pentland Brands Award

Winner: Jack Bradley

Title of work: Shadow Nomadic Tech

Description of work: A backpack designed to make travel more efficient by hanging from a bunkbed and providing better access to the contents within.

University / College / Stand: Product Design, Staffordshire University, FP22

Prize: The winner will receive a 2 months paid placement with Pentland Brands.

New Designers Kenwood Appliances Award

Winner: Abidur Chowdhury

Title of work: Aer

Description of work: An asthma management system that aims to help people manage their asthma better in a convenient, discreet and aesthetically pleasing way. The system consists of an environmental sensing base, two inhalers, an emergency inhaler and an app that is the main point of feedback.

University / College / Stand: BSc Product Design & Technology, Loughborough University, FP42

Prize: The winner will receive a £1,000 cash prize to help them in their development as a designer. They will also be given the opportunity to complete a design project under the guidance of the Kenwood Design Office, plus the opportunity to present this project to the Kenwood New Product Development team.

New Designers Zizzi Fresh Talent Award

Winner: Kim Grosvenor

Title of work: Welcome to the Carnival greeting card range

Description of work: A colourful, fun fair-themed greetings card range made with collage and line drawing.

University / College / Stand: BA Graphic Design, Nottingham Trent University, VC9

Prize: £1,000 and the opportunity to create and install a bespoke piece of art for a Zizzi restaurant. All expenses associated with the installation of their artwork will be paid including the cost of materials, travel and accommodation if required.

New Designers MADE.COM Award for Stand Out Design

Winner: Rowena Edwards

Title of work: Rownd

Description of work: ‘A rolling drinks cabinet made from oak with grey lino accents and yellow steel components.’

University / College / Stand: Fine furniture making, The Building Crafts College, FP33

Prize: 5x 1 hr Design mentorship sessions with one of the leading MADE.COMdesigners. The mentorship session can cover anything the winner may be looking for steering on from portfolio review, career planning, pitching, developing a business plan, product development and more.

New Designers 100% Design Award

Winner: Bethany Luscombe

Title of work: Llia

Description of work: A multi-purpose sofa, dining table and desk-space that is a social comment in reaction to changing living behaviours.

University / College / Stand: Product and Furniture Design, Kingston School of Art, FP55

Prize: Stand in the Emerging Brands section at 100% Design; located in a high-profile part of the show and packed with innovative, fresh and commercially primed ideas, the Emerging Brands section of 100% Design presents the UK’s strongest platform for newly established design talent.

New Designers One Year On Award

Winner: David Winter and Natasha Kurth

Title of work: Winter and Kurth - Marquetry in Motion

Description of work: Single coloured marquetry designs deriving from a collection of Macramé textiles, an artisanal craft which inspired the visual language and questions the value placed on workmanship. Winter and Kurth combine hand assembled marquetry with unusual materials such as solid graphite and cast-crayon.

Prize: £500 Moo.com credit / Design Nation - 1 year free membership / AShowcase Exhibition at the National Centre for Craft & Design / Design Trust - 1 year free membership to The Design Trust Business Club / A comprehensive online benefits package

New Designers Best Stand Award

Winner: Southampton Solent University

Tutor: Chris Aaron

Prize: The winning stand will be presented with a trophy, framed certificate and champagne. In addition there will be acknowledgement on the awards display throughout the event at the venue entrance, acknowledgement in the event awards press release plus an image and details under award winners on www.newdesigners.com