In partnership with The Winterhouse Institute, Teach For All announced the winners of the the William Drenttel Award for Excellence in Design at our Global Conference last week in in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. Teach For Australia and Enseña por México were honored for demonstrating unique creativity, impact, and social responsibility in their winning projects, both of which included strong recruitment campaigns.
The Drenttel Award was created to honor the legacy of William Drenttel (1953-2013), a guiding force in the in the field of design and a great friend to Teach For All. Bill led the design for many of America's most prominent institutions, including leading magazines, museums, corporations, nonprofits, and universities. He developed projects for cultural icons such as The New Yorker, The Museum of Modern Art, Princeton University, the Mayo Clinic, and Farrar, Straus, and Giroux—but his greatest passion was using design to create social impact.
The Drenttel Award aims to raise the awareness and value of design to all Teach For All partners by highlighting successful initiatives across the network. The annual award recognizes projects from Teach For All partners that utilize design to create impact and elevate the field of design through excellent work. The two winners received recognition at the 2016 Teach For All Global Conference, and will be announced at the annual Winterhouse Symposium, in addition to receiving design consulting services through the Winterhouse Institute network. In addition, winners’ projects will be shared across the Teach For All network as examples of innovative approaches to solving challenges all partners face, through design.
Congratulations to both winning projects—we look forward to learning from many more partners’ socially relevant designs in the years to come.
View Teach For Australia’s winning recruitment campaign here.
See examples from 2015’s inaugural winners here.