Why?

Because the world needs creativity!

The
Award

The DEE APRIL AWARD supports students and graduates in launching exciting new creative ideas. We would like to celebrate this and support them in their first steps.

The award is a private funding with the ambition to encourage creativity and nurture initiatives developed by students and graduates from all over the world.

The
Prizes

The award runs in partnership with DEE APRIL, and occasionally industry leaders and organizations. The winners will be granted prizes up to €2,000, award trophies, and showcasing opportunities.

We
Look
For

An original product or creative idea with a strong concept, and potential for growth, that displays your skills, experience, and determination to succeed.

How
To
Apply

There is NO need to apply; we will find you.

Free
Mentoring

This can support you, boost your confidence, and help you define a clearer path to achieving goals. It can be feedback and guidance when applying for a creative education or as a finalist for a B.A. or an M.A. in graphic design, textile design, and fashion design. Please feel free to contact info@deeaprilaward.com to explain your needs and where you are in your creative process.

The
Winners

Alexander Kirkeby, 2023

ALEXANDER KIRKEBY IS A GLASSBLOWER AND DESIGNER WORKING WITHIN MATERIAL AND OBJECT DESIGN. IN SEARCH OF UNEXPECTED TACTILE EXPERIENCE WITH A DEEP CONNECTION TO TRADITION HE CREATES FUNCTIONAL AND UNIQUE OBJECTS IN GLASS. HE STRIVES TO EXPLORE FUNCTIONALITY, DEVELOP METHODS OF DECORATION AND SEEKS A MORE CONTOURED AESTHETIC.

ALEXANDER KIRKEBY
LIVES AND WORKS IN AARHUS, DENMARK
BORN 1992
WWW.ALEXANDERKIRKEBY.COM

DEE APRIL AWARD HAS SELECTED ALEXANDER KIRKEBY FOR HIS UNIQUE TECHNIQUES IN GLASS, WHICH CREATES AN UNSEEN AND A PARTICULAR ENERGY AROUND HIS DESIGNS. DEE APRIL AWARD SIMPLY FIND HIS DESIGNS FOR STUNNING AND BREATHTAKING.

Lydia Vermaat-Wallin, 2023

LYDIA VERMAAT-WALLIN IS A WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER. SHE EXPRESSES HER KNOWLEDGE BEHIND THE MANIPULATION OF FABRICS, KNITTING AND THE KEEN EYE SHE HOLDS FOR 3DIMENSIONAL DESIGN. HER COLLECTION SHOW A MIX IN A HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED WAY. HER DECISION TO HAND RENDER AND MANIPULATE THE SURFACES OF ALL HER DIMENSIONAL PIECES EXPRESSES THE EYE FOR DETAIL SHE HOLDS, GIVING EACH GARMENT A COMPLETELY ORIGINAL SILHOUETTE.

LYDIA VERMAAT-WALLIN
LIVES AND WORKS IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
BORN 1994

DEE APRIL AWARD HAS SELECTED LYDIA VERMAAT-WALLIN FOR HER STORY BEHIND HER GARMENTS, THE FINE KNITS ARE COMPLIMENTED WITH A CONTRAST OF FINE FABRICS AND ALL BROUGHT IN TO ELEGANCE OF SHAPES CAPTURED THROUGH DRAPING AND ELONGATION OF THE GARMENTS. HER COLLECTION SUGGESTS LUXURY THROUGH THE VARIETY BY GIVING EACH PIECE AND SILHOUETTE AN UNIQUE EDGE.