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Deadline for Entries Horners’ Award for Plastics

26 June 2012

Entries for the prestigious Horners' Award for Plastics Design and Innovation, run in conjunction with the British Plastics Federation (BPF), must be received by the deadline of 30th July 2012.

The Horners' Award is described as the oldest Plastics Design Award in the world, being instituted in 1945. Jointly organised by the Worshipful Company of Horners, a City Livery Company and the British Plastics Federation, the Horners' Award encourages excellence in UK expertise and, as such, entries must have demonstrated that the product, machine or process entered has significant UK content in design, materials or manufacture.

According to Horners, to date the award panel have seen a high standard of entrants and is calling out to members of the plastics, composites and design communities to put forward their designs. Entries must be received no later than 5pm on 30th July 2012 and must have a proven record of recent commercial success. The application form for the Horners’ Award is available to download from The winner of the award will be announced following judging on 13th September 2012.

Horners explains that winners of the Award will be presented with their award at The Mansion House during the annual banquet of the Worshipful Company of Horners, one of the City of London's most progressive Livery Companies. This year's banquet will take place on 4th October 2012.

The runner up to the Horners’ Award will be presented with the BPF President’s Award at the Federation's Annual Dinner. The BPF Annual Dinner will be held on October 18th 2012 at the Lancaster London Hotel.

For further information contact Kim Hawksworth at the British Plastics Federation on 0207 457 5007 or email

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