Confetti students win at the 9th Nottingham Young Creative Awards

May 11, 2017
Nottingham Young Creative Awards

On Wednesday 10 May seven Confetti students took home awards at the 9th Young Creative Awards, which took place at the Nottingham Playhouse.

The Young Creative Awards aim to give people aged 13 to 24 who live, study or work in Nottingham the chance to showcase their talent. The event helps to develop and support the next generation of local creative talent by helping them find opportunities, network with future employers and to open doors to successful careers.

A record number of creatives submitted their work to meet this year’s theme of ‘Nottingham, Future City’ which gave young people the platform to show everyone where they think Nottingham should be heading, in a creative way.

For the second year in a row, Confetti students dominated the Animation & Media category walking away with four awards. Our former student Davon Walker won in the Music category, and our students’ work was also highly commended in the Film, Photography and Visual Arts categories.

Rosie Francis, Confetti’s Teaching Practice Leader said: “We saw a wealth of talent at the Young Creative Awards last night with numerous Confetti students nominated across the categories. Chloe Tanner (Year 1 Visual Effects) received a highly commended award for her thought provoking animation about the future of bees in Nottingham whilst Kirk Fletcher (Year 2 Visual Effects) went on to win the 16-18 category with his augmented reality futuristic vision of the Victoria Centre. The Young Creative Awards get bigger and better every year and we are proud of everyone who entered.”

Nigel Cooke, Young Creative Awards Trustee said: “The awards are all about inspiring, supporting and encouraging creativity in the young people of Nottingham. These awards are becoming one of the most exciting events in Nottingham’s creative calendar.

Every year I am impressed by the creativity and talent of Nottingham young people. We’re proud to shine a light on their imagination, skill and dedication.”

The winners from each category won £100 in cash and a certificate, along with opportunities to exhibit their work to the public, mentoring and support or work experience from local creative businesses. Students who’re highly commended also received a certificate in recognition of their work.

Full list of Confetti winners and highly commended:

Animation and Digital Media

Winner – Kirk Lee Fletcher, 16-18
(Level 3 Visual Effects)

Highly Commended – Chloe Tanner, 16-18
(Level 3 Visual Effects

Highly Commended – Maddy Green, 16-18
(Level 3 Visual Effects

Highly Commended – Katy Anna House, 16-18
(Level 3 Games Art)

Film

High Commended – Kyla Weldon, 16-18
(Level 3 TV & Film)

Music

Winner – Davon Walker, 19-24
(Former Music Technology student)

Photography

Highly Commended – Wiktoria Wojcik, 19-24
(Level 3 TV & Film)

Visual Arts

Highly Commended – Lewis Harrison, 16-18
(Level 3 Games Technology)

Some of our students entries:

Congratulations not only to our award winners and highly commended, but also a massive thanks to all Confetti students who submitted work in the Nottingham Young Creative Awards.

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