BBC Radio 4’s Today programme is to produce a limited edition digital radio to commemorate its return to New Broadcasting House in November, with profits going to BBC Children in Need.
The programme is today launching a competition to design a ‘skin’ or outer cover for the radio, which is open to design students across the UK-based universities and colleges as well as amateur designers and Today listeners. The competition was announced live on-air this morning and will now be open for a period of four weeks, with entries accepted until 5pm on Friday 11th May.
The radio will then go in to production and is expected to go on sale in late Autumn for a limited period.
To receive a full design brief and terms and conditions, entrants should email email@example.com to with the header ‘RADIO DESIGN’ in the subject of the email.
The designs will be 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.