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Winterhouse Awards for Design Writing & Criticism

June 11, 2009 / By admin

A joint venture between the Winterhouse Institute and AIGA, The Winterhouse Awards for Design Writing and Criticism offers an annual award to young design writers.

The awards seek to increase the appreciation of design throughout the design community, and for the greater public, by recognizing excellent writing about design, and by discovering new voices in design criticism and commentary.

Winterhouse principals William Drenttel and Jessica Helfand have long supported design writing through their own pursuits: they founded the design blog Design Observer, have written for dozens of publications, and publish books with their own writing under their Winterhouse imprint. They created the award as part of an AIGA initiative to stimulate awareness and demonstrate the value of design.

The annual Call for Submissions will be announced.

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