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Today programme radio design competition winner is named

03 July 2012

David Hampson from Cardiff has won BBC Radio 4’s Today programme competition to design a limited edition digital radio, which will go on sale later this year to commemorate the programme’s return to New Broadcasting House. Profits from sales will go to BBC Children in Need. His design was inspired by the architecture of the original Broadcasting House and the new building which opened earlier this year. The finished radio will be on sale for a limited period in late Autumn.

David said: “When I heard the announcement of the competition on the Today programme, my mind was filled with all sorts of concepts for radios. I began to investigate plans and photographs of Broadcasting House, old and new and took it from there. I’m thrilled to have won the competition and it’s wonderful to know that my design will be a part of people’s homes. I’m also pleased that profits will be going to BBC Children in Need.”

Ceri Thomas, Editor of Today said: “It was a very strong field of entrants but David is a deserved winner. His entry really impressed the judges with a striking design that incorporates elements of the original Broadcasting House and celebrates the new building as well. I’m sure it will help to raise much-needed funds for BBC Children in Need.”

David’s winning design, along with some other impressive entries, is available to view now on the BBC News website

Designs were judged by Ceri Thomas, Editor of Today, Deyan Sudjic, Director of The Design Museum, Sarah Montague of the Today programme and Stevie Spring, Chair of Trustees for BBC Children in Need. Joining the panel as a Design Adviser was Tom DeVesto, Founder and CEO of Tivoli Audio.

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