Today we are happy to announce the graduating students shortlisted for this year's MullenLowe NOVA Awards and declare voting open for YourNOVA.
The shortlist expresses the breadth of work across our graduating class, from explorations of identity to material innovation and technological provocation. There are five awards this year: the main NOVA Award, two runners up, the Unilever #Unstereotype Award and YourNOVA Award. With the YourNOVA Award, the decision is put in your hands, so please explore the work of the shortlisted artists and designers below. Voting is open from today and closes on 4 September 2020.
Congratulations to this year's shortlisted graduating students:
Femi Adeleye, BA Fine Art 3D
Joseph Bates, BA Fashion Communication and Promotion
Inès Duplessis, MA Industrial Design
Katy Fabian, MA Character Animation
Jo Harrison Hall, BA Jewellery Design
Lois Innes, M ARCH: Architecture
Jahnavi Inniss, BA Graphic Communication Design
Aziza Kadyrova, MA Performance Design and Practice
Kleanthis Kyriakou, MA Architecture
Sandra Poulson, BA Fashion Print
Mathilde Rougier, BA Fashion Womenswear
Joseph Standing, MA Industrial Design
Liang Xiao, MA Art and Science
Yi Yin, MA Design (Ceramics)
“In the face of some very real challenges this year, the students have created work that is a tribute to themselves and humanity. The shortlist is representative of this, and is testament to how these brilliant young minds will shape how we live in this ever-changing world. Now, with YourNOVA, it’s over to the public to vote for their favourite piece of work. I encourage each and every one of you to engage with the work for a vision of the future."
Jose Miguel Sokoloff, President of MullenLowe Group Global Creative Council and Chief Creative Officer at MullenLowe Group UK
Winners will be announced in an online ceremony on 10 September. Don't forget to vote for YourNOVA Award.