Confetti Students Win Big at Nottingham Young Creative Awards

Thursday May 19, 2016

Confetti students took home a haul of Nottingham Young Creative Awards at last night’s award ceremony.

Hundreds of people attended the 8th Nottingham Young Creative Awards, which aim to give people aged 13 to 24 who live, study or work in Nottingham the chance to show off their creative work, network with future employers and gain valuable industry experience and mentoring.

This year a record 350 young creatives submitted their work in 10 different categories to meet the ‘Goals and Dreams’ theme.

Confetti students dominated the Animation & Media category taking away all three awards. There were also winners in the categories for Music and Film and student’s work was also Highly Commended in Graphic Design and Music.

Nat Goddard, Head of Learning and Development said “It was a privilege to be surrounded by so many creative minds and those who inspire others. Nottingham has an exciting future ahead.”

BAFTA award-winning local actress, and Confetti ambassador Vicky McClure presented the overall winners award in front of a packed audience at Nottingham Playhouse.

Nigel Cooke, Chair of the Young Creative Awards, 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, talent and professionalism of our young people here in Nottingham. We are proud to shine a light on their imagination, skill and dedication.”

All of the winners received a cash prize of £100 and will have opportunities for mentoring, support or work experience from local creative businesses.

Full list of Confetti Winners

Graphic Design

Highly Commended – Tanis Barks, 16-18 (L3 Digital & Graphic Design)

Animation and Digital Media

Winner – Adikah Patterson, 22 (L3 Visual Effects & Animation)

Winner – Zakk Jones, 17 (L3 Visual Effects & Animation)

Highly Commended – Ray Jocsing, 17 (L3 Visual Effects & Animation)


Highly Commended – Edward Lawrence Pollard, 19 (L3 Urban & Electronic Music)

Winner – Super Furniture, 16-17


Winner – Renate Saifutdinova, 18 (L3 TV & Film Production)

Congratulations to all of our students who submitted work in the Nottingham Young Creative Awards.

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