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BBC iPlayer gets design award nod

Beth Ditto
Ditto is the lead singer of US band The Gossip

Singer Beth Ditto and the BBC's iPlayer have been nominated for the third annual Design Awards on 4 March.

The BBC's radio and TV catch-up service is in the running against Amazon's Kindle 2 wireless reader service in the interactive category.

In fashion, Ditto's clothing label at Evans is up against Alexander McQueen's 2010 spring and summer collection.

Seven winners will be announced at the Design Museum in London, with an overall winner announced on 16 March.

Artist Antony Gormley is chairing the jury which includes designer Tom Dixon and style editor of Grazia Paula Reed.

In the architecture award, the Hutong Bubble 32 in Beijing is shortlisted with the Brandhorst Museum in Munich and the British Embassy in Warsaw, Poland.

A folding plug, designed by Royal College of Art graduate Min-Kyu Choi, is nominated in the the product category.

Last year, Shepard Fairey's iconic Barack Obama poster was named overall winner.

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