One of the hottest and most coveted awards is heating up once again in the UK. The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards rewards both designers and operators for design excellence and we expect nothing but greatness once again. Speared by Karim Rashid, the line up of judges contains some of the most respected and talented international personalities in design, hospitality and lifestyle. We covered last year's winners and saw some of our friends on that list. Call for entries is now open until 31 January 2011 and if the list of judges is any indication, we expect greatness from this year's participants.

Each judge defines design excellence as a glimpse to the expectations the participants must demonstrate in their entries. This year's awards will launch the first Restaurant & Bar Design Awards International Student Category. With a simple brief to 'Design a restaurant or bar that is mobile - ie. easily moved from one space to the next'. The category is open to all students worldwide and it is free to enter. We want to see the upcoming young minds from all over the world. Think of transient spaces, mobile experiences, urban street food, temporary events, anything that requires or demands for a mobile restaurant or bar. A great concept for the student category will sure create interesting results. What a better way to begin young creative dream by having some of the best eyes looking and judging your work.

The winners including the best designed restaurant and the best designed bar, will be announced at a central London Awards ceremony in June 2011. See you in London!

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New International Student Category for Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

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