Don’t worry if you are unable to meet the competition closing date

We will work right up to the very last to get you designs ready for judging

Send your designs along with the completed entry form and the assignment of copyright document by e-mail as soon as you can to:



2020 i-dott Surface Pattern Competition & Covid 19


It is clear that we, at i-dott must make changes to the usual competition procedures to enable our students to enter this year’s competition

Most students have almost completed their entries with only the physical designs to be printed out, and this is becoming more difficult for them to access the facilities as the Universities and Colleges close their doors, for several weeks in an effort to slow the progress of this dreadful epidemic.

This year we will waive the need to have a physical piece of work to be submitted in the first instance.

The students can submit, individually or collectively, their designs digitally, (composite and layers in tiff format) along with their completed and signed entry form and assignment of copyright form.

We will advice at a later date when and if physical pieces will be needed.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have further questions or queries.

Any up-dates will be posted on facebook and linkedin






i-dott CIO   Suite 23   Blackburn Enterprise Centre   Furthergate   Blackburn   BB1 3HQ

Our Aim

To build links internationally with

Universities and Colleges, Design Students, their Tutors’ and Industry Professionals

 Our Objective

To encourage, develop and reward design students internationally to becoming inspirational leaders in the exciting and creative world of surface pattern design