Graduating Interior Design student announced as BIID Student Drawing Competition winner

13 July 2023

Digital interior design by Doroteja Liaukeviciute
BIID Competition Winner - Digital - Doroteja Liaukeviciute

Falmouth University Interior Design BA(Hons) student Doroteja Liaukeviciute, who will graduate this summer, has been announced as the winner of the ‘Digital’ and ‘Hand Drawn’ categories in the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) Student Drawing Competition 2023.  

The annual BIID Student Drawing Competition was created to celebrate student talent from across the UK. Over the three categories of Digital, Hand Drawn and Hybrid, entries are judged on their creativity and originality, ability to communicate a design idea or concept and technical ability. 

This year, graduating Interior Design BA(Hons) student Doroteja Liaukeviciute has been announced at the winner of both the Digital and Hand Drawn categories. The winning entries were titled Shelter Woods and Therapy Room for Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder. As a competition winner, Doroteja Liaukeviciute will receive promotion across BIID’s communications channels as well as a cash prize of £500.

The judging panel included design consultant Lester Bennet, owner of Rascals & Roses, Verity Coleman, owner of Honky Design, Chris Dezile, and Dee Gibson, who is a member of the BIID Sustainability and Professional Practice Committee. 

On Doroteja’s Digital entry, the judging panel said: “It is an idea that should be promoted to local authorities; a creation that showcases how design impacts a community. It shows joined-up thinking, and the concept successfully demonstrates inclusivity, sustainability, biophilia, and social implications. The artist clearly considered the construction of the interior and as a result, depicts a very practical space. You just want to walk into it!’  

Reflecting on the winning Hand Drawn entry, the judges said: “[It is a] great inclusive idea that marries emotional and mental connection. They expressed their concept very well in the written explanation. Complex angles were expressed very well; we can see how patients would feel comfortable in the space.”


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