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Let the competition begin: entries for 2012 Horners and Bottlemakers Awards now open.

The Worshipful Company of Horners has opened the competition for this year's Horners Award for Plastics Design and Innovation and 'Bottlemakers Award'.

The 'Homers' Award for Plastics Innovation and Design 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. As a further encouragement to UK entrepreneurship, entries must have a proven record of recent commercial success.


"The Horners' Award is a prestigious accolade with a number of valuable commercial benefits attached. Last year we again saw a record number of entrants all demonstrating high levels of innovation and exemplary creativity in design. The calibre of entrants year-after-year demonstrates its uniqueness and how vital it is to promote all that design in plastics stands for," said Georgina Scott, the Master of The Horners Company.

The Horners' Award is believed to be the oldest Plastics Design Award in the world, being instituted in 1945, and presents an opportunity for manufacturing companies and designers to join the distinguished ranks of winners, which include the 2011 winner, the highly innovative bike lock and storage device 'Cycloc'-designed by Andrew Lang Product Design Ltd.

Other noted products to have won the Award include the 'Beehaus' in 2008 and the 'Durakerb' lightweight kerbing system, which won a contract to supply the London 2012 Olympics.

Entries are also being accepted for the Bottlemakers Award - where submissions must be a plastic bottle, jar or hollow container, made by any process including extrusion blow, injection blow or injection stretch blow moulding. Entries can also be injection moulded, vacuum formed and, for the first time, rotationally moulded. The winner of the Horners' Bottlemakers Award 2011 was RPC's 'Retortable Barrier Jar'.

The winners of the competitions, run in conjunction with the British Plastics Federation, will be presented with their award during the Annual Banquet of the Worshipful Company of Horners on 4th October 2012.

Entries for both awards must be received by the deadline of 30th July 2012.

Application forms for the Horners' and Bottlemakers Award are available to download from

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Date:Apr 1, 2012
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