Brit Awards 2021 winners will receive two-part trophy

The 2021 design features a 'double trophy'. (PA/Brit Awards)
The 2021 design features a 'double trophy'. (PA/Brit Awards)

The winners at this year's Brit Awards will receive a smaller statuette alongside their main prize to share with someone else.

Es Devlin and Yinka Illori are the artists behind the "double trophy".

Devlin explained in the announcement to the Brits website: "Yinka and I thought that the best award that one could receive would be agency to award another.

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"Each recipient is invited to award the second trophy to someone they consider worthy - it might be recognition - or it might be someone that does something entirely unrelated to music."

Jack Whitehall is hosting the Brit Awards. (John Marshall/JMEnternational)
Jack Whitehall is hosting the Brit Awards. (John Marshall/JMEnternational)

The idea stemmed from lockdown and the idea of "giving something back", according to Ilori.

Ilori said: “The idea came from the experience of lockdown, where your neighbour you’ve lived beside for six years and never say hello to suddenly gave you flowers, foods, acts of kindness. I wanted to capture that.

“I would describe it as two artists from different disciplines, different inspirations, coming together to design a trophy based around the idea of giving something back – acts of kindness.”

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The larger of the awards features a colourful design with a palette inspired by Ilori's Nigerian heritage while the smaller gong has a metallic design.

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In previous years, artists and designers including Tracey Emin, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Sir David Adjaye and Sir Anish Kapoor have designed Brit Awards trophies.

Jack Whitehall is set to most the May ceremony which will have a live audience of 4000 as part of the Government's live events pilot scheme.

The Brit Awards will take place on 11 May at the O2 Arena in London.

With additional reporting by PA.

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