George Orwell Awards
Client: George Orwell Foundation
In collaboration with: Tom Morgan & Archie Harding
The Orwell Prize holds the esteemed reputation of being the UK’s most coveted and prestigious award for political writing. Over the years, a cherished tradition has emerged where talented undergraduate students passionately take on the task of designing and fabricating the illustrious Orwell Prize.
Our carefully chosen design embodies the essence of equality by removing any sense of hierarchy from all three trophies. Crafted from concrete, these trophies were skillfully broken from a single slab, standing shoulder to shoulder, symbolically uniting the categories and capturing the essence of the prize.
"For the last five years, The Orwell Prize has worked with Goldsmiths designers to produce awards for the distinguished journalists and writers who win the prize. This year's design was outstanding - heavy, modernist, elegant, rocky, they captured something about Orwell and his values. They were presented so well and accompanied by a great film of their making - which played on a loop to the hundreds of journalists, editors, publisher, writers, academics, think-tankers and winners."
Professor Jean Seaton, Director of The Orwell Prize