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News: Cre­ative awards suc­cess for Not­ting­ham Col­lege students

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One of our winners - Ethan Maguire
One of our winners - Ethan Maguire

Thir­teen was a lucky num­ber for Not­ting­ham Col­lege recent­ly, as it saw five win­ning and eight high­ly com­mend­ed entries at the 2020 Not­ting­ham Young Cre­ative Awards. Two of the entries were group efforts, and so a total of 15 stu­dents were suc­cess­ful across six cre­ative and two age categories. 

Their suc­cess spanned a vari­ety of areas, from Cre­ative Writ­ing, Design & Archi­tec­ture and Fash­ion & Tex­tiles, to Film, Pho­tog­ra­phy, and Visu­al Arts. 

The six winning students (five entries)

Kai Bex­on, Cre­ative Writ­ing 1618 , from Lev­el 3 Journalism 

Emma Fil­by, Fash­ion & Tex­tiles 1618, from Lev­el 3 Fash­ion & Textiles 

Hei­di Good­ing and Mya Allen Film 1618, from Lev­el 3 Journalism 

Lau­ra Matthews, Film 19- 24, from Lev­el 3 Art & Design 

Ethan Maguire, Visu­al Arts 1618, from Lev­el 3 Graph­ic Design & Illustration 

Raising awareness of important issues

Graph­ic Design & Illus­tra­tion stu­dent Ethan Maguire sub­mit­ted an illus­tra­tion that high­lights the issues sur­round­ing male body image. 

Ethan Carrick Maguire Boys Body Image
Ethan Maguire's illustration

Win­ning in YCA 2020 has giv­en my work expo­sure to a wider audi­ence, and added an exam­ple of achieve­ment to my portfolio. 

My piece is a teenage boy look­ing in the mir­ror, and what he sees is from his dis­tort­ed view of him­self as a result of his body image problems. 

I orig­i­nal­ly did the piece to illus­trate an arti­cle about boys’ body image that my mates were doing for Neon, a Col­lege mag­a­zine writ­ten by Jour­nal­ism students. 

 — Ethan

The win­ning stu­dents will receive a cash prize of £100 and free down­loads of the Serif Affin­i­ty suite of cre­ative soft­ware (pho­to edit­ing, design/​illustration, publishing). 

Young Cre­ative Award win­ners also usu­al­ly gain prizes such as cre­ative work expe­ri­ence, so the awards organ­is­ers are look­ing into some excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for this year’s winners. 

Nine Nottingham College highly commended students were also announced (eight entries) :

  • Creative Writing 16-18 - Morgan Porter
  • Design & Architecture 16-18 - Isobel Townsend
  • Fashion & Textiles 16-18 - Katherine Rankin
  • Film 16-18, Mik Webster and Tucker Carlton (group entry)
  • Photography 16-18 Zac Goodwin )Level 3 Photography) and 19-24 Kieran Riley, Beck Jade (FdA Photography) and Paigane Bennett (FdA Photography)

High­ly com­mend­ed stu­dents have also won the Affin­i­ty prod­ucts, and every­one has earned a cer­tifi­cate as a record of their achievement. 

The awards give young peo­ple across the city the chance to be recog­nised for their cre­ative talents.

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

Creating futures

We were so pleased to see anoth­er great result for our stu­dents! We encour­age and sup­port them to enter com­pe­ti­tions from across the UK but espe­cial­ly the Young Cre­ative Awards each year which cel­e­brates cre­ative tal­ent in Not­ting­ham. It’s a great oppor­tu­ni­ty to both hone their skills and get fan­tas­tic expo­sure and expe­ri­ence, before they even launch their careers. 

We were also proud to spon­sor the Pho­tog­ra­phy and Graph­ic Design cat­e­gories, to help show­case the tal­ent of so many young peo­ple across Not­ting­hamshire. Well done to everyone 

Jonathan Laud — Head of Fac­ul­ty, Creative

Not­ting­ham Col­lege stu­dents have cre­at­ed some excit­ing vir­tu­al Cre­ative Shows this sum­mer. They’ve tak­en the con­tent online due to the glob­al Covid-19 sit­u­a­tion, and it is all free to view. 

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  • 3rd July 2020 (1:56 PM)
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