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News: A great result for Not­ting­ham Col­lege cre­ative students!

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Emmett Seelochan

Nottingham College have student winners in 8 out of 11 categories at this year’s prestigious Nottingham Young Creative Awards – achieving more winners in more categories than any other college in the City.

Cre­ative stu­dents from the Col­lege are cel­e­brat­ing after win­ning in Fash­ion and Tex­tiles, Pho­tog­ra­phy, Ani­ma­tion & Dig­i­tal Media, Design and Archi­tec­ture, Visu­al Arts, Graph­ic Design, and Cre­ative Writ­ing cat­e­gories at the spe­cial awards cer­e­mo­ny held at Not­ting­ham Play­house on 21st May.

The awards give young peo­ple across the city the chance to step into the lime­light and be recog­nised for their cre­ative tal­ents. This is the 11th annu­al awards, which saw over 500 entries across 11 cat­e­gories. Win­ners received a cash prize as well as men­tor­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties and sup­port from cre­ative businesses. 

Emmett See­lochan, age 18, from Sher­wood, won the Design & Archi­tec­ture cat­e­go­ry, with his work moti­vat­ed by his love of cycling. Emmett designed a bike hub inspired by the Trent Basin devel­op­ment on the banks of the Riv­er Trent. He said: 

It was such a sur­prise to win the award and I think it’s only just sink­ing in. It was a nice feel­ing walk­ing into Col­lege and hav­ing my friends and lec­tur­ers con­grat­u­late me. 

Emmett is pro­gress­ing to Trent Uni­ver­si­ty in Sep­tem­ber to study Archi­tec­ture. He added: I real­ly enjoy archi­tec­ture but I’m keep­ing an open mind when it comes to my career because the sub­ject is so broad and can lead to so many dif­fer­ent oppor­tu­ni­ties. For me, it’s the flex­i­bil­i­ty of design which is most exciting. 

 — Emmett See­lochan

Not­ting­ham Col­lege Head of Fac­ul­ty — Cre­ative Arts, Jonathan Laud, said: We are absolute­ly thrilled with the results and I couldn’t be more proud of our stu­dents, who have shown so much pas­sion and enthu­si­asm for the cours­es they are studying.”

Not­ting­ham Col­lege is the largest col­lege in the region and offers a range of cre­ative cours­es, from Lev­el 1 through to degree-lev­el study. Jonathan Laud adds:

I think the qual­i­ty of our cours­es and the exper­tise of our teach­ing staff is demon­strat­ed through the amount of win­ners we had at the awards.

We strong­ly encour­age our stu­dents to enter com­pe­ti­tions like these because, not only do they shine a spot­light on the out­stand­ing young tal­ent we have here at Col­lege, they also pro­vide a plat­form for our stu­dents to show­case their work to indus­try pro­fes­sion­als, and the chance to be recog­nised and award­ed for their hard work and efforts.”

Jonathan Eng­lish, Chair of the Young Cre­atives Trustees, said: We were again excit­ed by the qual­i­ty of work and the thought­ful nature of the young peo­ple, the upbeat, the humour, and the imag­i­na­tion and tal­ent on dis­play. Some very seri­ous issues were raised by the young people’s work. They cre­ative­ly iden­ti­fied issues which con­cern them, includ­ing knife crime, the envi­ron­ment and depression.

Our young cre­atives real­ly shine an amaz­ing­ly bright light on Not­ting­ham and it seems a shame to pick out win­ners of awards, as all of the 77 short­list­ed entrants were superb.”

The full list of Not­ting­ham Col­lege win­ners are:

· Jamie Grif­fiths, age 17 – Ani­ma­tion & Dig­i­tal Media 16 – 18

· Emmett See­lochan, age 18 – Design & Archi­tec­ture 16 – 18 

· Lucy Bowskill, age 18 – Fash­ion & Tex­tiles 16 – 18 

· Jes­si­ca Pear­son, age 20 – Pho­tog­ra­phy 19 – 24 

· Zac Good­win, age 17 — Pho­tog­ra­phy 16 – 18 

· Mad­dy Hor­ri­g­an, age 15 – Visu­al Arts 13 – 15 

· Mor­gan Mor­ris, Lach­lan Page-Cur­wood and Isaac Shabaz — Graph­ic Design 16 – 18

· Clau­dia Roe, age 17 – Cre­ative Writ­ing 16 – 18

Win­ners in each cat­e­go­ry received a cash prize of £100 and there will also be oppor­tu­ni­ties for pub­lic exhi­bi­tion of their work, men­tor­ing, sup­port or work expe­ri­ence from local cre­ative busi­ness­es. The aim is to open doors for young cre­ative peo­ple and match them with busi­ness­es who can offer every­thing from work expe­ri­ence and work­shops, to pro­mot­ing their work through exhi­bi­tions and cre­ative networks.

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  • 23rd May 2019 (3:27 PM)
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