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News: Nottingham College students win Young Creative Awards 2022

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Congratulations to 16 students from across our creative courses who have been recognised at this year’s Young Creative Awards.

Three are winners plus a further 13 students were Highly Commended by the judges across a range of creative categories including Design and Architecture, Photography, Graphic Design, Fashion and Textiles, Visual Arts and Film. 

Emily’s virtually stunning entry is inspired by Picasso’s extravagant designs for the Ballet Russes.”

The judges enjoyed Emily’s conceptual approach, experimentation, fabric development and her high fashion final piece.”

Emily, who exhibited a range of her work at our End of Year Catwalk show, started making her own clothes at home from a young age, but coming to college has allowed her to expand her knowledge, and make the most of industry standard facilities.

Emily Daniels

I’ve always been interested in fashion and make clothes at home. Coming to college has meant I’ve had opportunities such as using professional facilities, doing a runway show and having teachers you can ask questions to. 

 — Emily Daniels

Another winner in the Fashion and Textiles category was Caleb Stutchbury, who was a joint winner in the 19 – 24 category. His industry-standard technical drawings” were highlighted by the judges as one of the reasons for his winning entry. 

The judges highlighted Caleb’s industry-standard technical drawings, complex garment construction and well-balanced designs.

They agreed that he has produced an exquisite, highly wearable final outfit. Amazing.”

Caleb, who also exhibited a range of his work at our End of Year Catwalk told us how the support of his teachers has enabled him to get to where he is today. 

A student stood in front of some large church doors

I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the College and teachers’ guidance. 

 — Caleb Stutchbury

A Level student Ava Chapman was crowned winner of the photography category for her striking photographs.” 

The tonal quality and grading of these two black and white images very effective and stood out to the judges immediately. The portraits are classically beautiful, supported by a thoughtful concept that references the surrealism of Dali. Very striking photographs indeed.” 

Our 13 Highly Commended students were:

Design & Architecture

  • Charles Lawson-Gill
  • Choi Wong


  • Kira Eastwood
  • Mackenzie Stevenson

Graphic Design

  • Noah Hale
  • Maddy Horrigan

Fashion and Textiles

  • Kiah-Loren Pierce
  • Poppy Pink
  • Weronika Szymczak

Visual Arts

  • Chloe Feakes
  • Iris Phillips


  • Jude Harris
  • Iqra Zubair

The future is yours to shape and we’re ready and wait­ing to help you build it!

Our huge range of cours­es, out­stand­ing stu­dent sup­port, state-of-art facil­i­ties and fan­tas­tic stu­dent com­mu­ni­ty mean you are per­fect­ly placed to take your next steps, what­ev­er you choose!

Applications are still open for September! Apply­ing is easy — browse our cours­es and vis­it our apply page, sub­mit your appli­ca­tion and we’ll be in touch soon!

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  • 27th June 2022 (11:48 AM)
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