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Making a Splash: JDO Announces Shortlist for RAW 2023 Water Brand Competition

We are thrilled to announce the shortlist for JDO RAW 2023, our annual competition that celebrates and showcases the talents of the next generation of designers. Since its inception in 2003, JDO RAW has become hugely popular, with over 100 entries from creative universities all over the UK and US. The competition is fierce, and we are always blown away by the incredible talent that emerges from it.

This year, we challenged the students to create a water brand that would stand out and be worthy of a cult following by tapping into the tribe mentality. Judging took place at our London studio, with a panel of experts in the creative industry, including Andy Briscoe, Associate Creative Director at JDO, Michaela Ingham, Design Director at JDO, Hannah Dunt, Head of Packaging at innocent drinks, Lawrence Lartey, Director of Innovation, Industry and Enterprise at Ravensbourne University London, and Adam Ryan, Head of the Pentawards.


After much deliberation, we are delighted to reveal the shortlist for JDO RAW 2023:

Jack Easterbrook-Shorter Norwich University of the Arts

Aimar Shaw-Fernandez Leeds Arts University

Ellen Hymns Arts University Bournemouth

Lois Brandon Norwich University of the Arts

Joe Fane Nottingham Trent University

Nicole Scott Lincoln School of Design

Jessie Denyer Arts University Bournemouth

Jack Colley Arts University Bournemouth

Denis Nicula Kingston University

Lydia Wehling Nottingham Trent University

Emma France Arts University Bournemouth

Chiara Causer Arts University Bournemouth

Fabian Adkins-Krijgsman Lincoln School of Design

Mehera Kalantari Arts University Bournemouth

Ross Neall Norwich University of the Arts

JDO RAW provides an opportunity to showcase the imagination and kickstart the careers of young designers, and we are thrilled to witness the immense talent and creativity of the shortlisted candidates. With the winner and runners-up set to be revealed at a ceremony in late May, we eagerly await to see who will make waves and join us as an intern. Best of luck to all the shortlisted candidates!





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