Confetti students triumph at Young Creative Awards

Wednesday June 23, 2021

2021 saw the return of the Young Creative Awards, and our students won and were highly commended for awards in the Visual Arts, Animation & Digital Media, Creative Writing, Graphic Design and Music categories.

Each year the Young Creative Awards are celebrated with an inspirational awards night, buzzing with the passion, talent and imagination of young people. It proved once again to be a great opportunity for young creatives to showcase their work, and to meet other creative people and businesses from the city.

Overall Confetti students have submitted an impressive 34 pieces of work into this year’s Young Creative Awards.

Alison Whitlock, Head of Talent Development at Confetti, spoke about the awards:

I’m proud to see so many Confetti students’ creative talents being recognised in such a broad range of categories in this year’s Young Creative Awards.

Thanks to all Confetti students who submitted their work in such a challenging year.  Well done to those students who were highly commended and of course,  huge congratulations to the winners. 

You’ve demonstrated great creative talent and the YCA has recognised this.  I hope this success will inspire you to accomplish even greater achievements in the creative industries in the future”.

The full list of Confetti winners and highly commended:


Animation & Digital Media

19 – 24 Highly Commended

Jake Ojikutu


Creative Writing

16 – 18 Winner

Emily Clarkin


Graphic Design

16 – 18 Highly Commended

Lucy Vardy



16 – 18 Highly Commended

Ami Sharpe


19 – 24 Highly Commended

William Saddington


Visual Arts

16 – 18 Highly Commended

Maggie Mason

In addition to this, Confetti Graphic and Digital Design graduate, Alfie Eyden was elected winner in the Animation and Digital Media 19-24 Category.

This year’s Animation and Digital category had some incredibly strong entries, particularly in the 19-24 category, making for a highly competitive and tough decision making process.

We’d like to not only congratulate our award winners and highly commended, but also all Confetti students who submitted work in the Nottingham Young Creative Awards.

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