The Scottish Design Non-Awards Non-Hierarchical Statement of Existence believe in (at least one of) the following:
_ We are designers.
_ We do good work.
_ We believe in the integrity of what we do, and don’t need it to be ranked in hierarchical order to understand its value to ourselves and our clients.
_ We are thoughtful and reflective about what we do.
_ We strive to learn and get better in everything we do, and believe that terms such as ‘best’ and ‘winner’ are hyper-subjective and absolute in a way that does not describe real design activity or endeavour.
_ We don’t require designers from elsewhere in the UK (probably London) to approve, judge or rank our work.
_ Instead of entering the Scottish Design Awards we will be added to the register of the Scottish Design Non-Awards Non-Hierarchical Statement of Existence.
_ We will donate the money we would have spent to a charity of our choosing.
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The Scottish Design Non-Awards Non-Hierachical Statement of Existence is a counter-award scheme.
Its purpose is to question the role of awards in the design industry, and promote a more meaningful debate around what constitutes good design - one that doesn’t necessarily have any right or wrong answers but is driven by opinion and discussion.