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D&AD Award Success

dad_logoAt the 2016 D&AD Global Student awards ceremony, Falmouth students won 16 D&AD pencils, the most from any single University in the world.

 

All of our winners were from the School of Communication Design. Graphic Design students, Jamie Quantrill and Matthew Churchill were each winners of the coveted yellow pencil for their submissions. A total of six graphite pencils were won by Falmouth students: Tom Austin and Jessica Nineham (Graphic Design), Ryan Ho, Jonathan Tubb, Alycea Marx-Blackwell, Jon Coates and Josh Welton (MA Creative Advertising).  A special mention must go to Ryan Ho, who not only won two graphite pencils and one wood pencil, but also received the white pencil, for his submission for the Ford mobility brief. Wood pencils were also awarded to Jonathan Tubb, Sanjana Dora, Gabby Prawl, Jon Coates and Dimitrios Dimitriou (MA Creative Advertising) and Louis Knight, Matthew Caldwell, Emma Jeffery and Becki Sewell (Graphic Design).

The ceremony was the final event in the week, following the D&AD New Blood show case exhibition of students work in Shoreditch, London. The exhibition presents student work from the leading courses in Graphic Design, Advertising, Illustration and Photography and attracts thousands of visitors, including professionals from the top agencies and design consultancies, all there to find the best of the best of this years ‘new blood’. At the exhibition Graphic Design student, Matthew Caldwell and MA Creative Advertising students Lucy Wai & William Boehm received a Best of New Blood award (‘Ones to watch’). Lucy and William also were announced as the overall winners of the ‘Pitch yourself’ brief. Additionally Creative Advertising students Ryan Ho, Josh Welton, William Boehm and Lucy Wai were accepted into the D&AD New Blood Academy.

The D&AD champions excellence in Design, Advertising and communication. Our continued success across all of their award schemes and measures of success, place Falmouth University amongst the best of the best.

‘Our success should not be a surprise to anyone who has met our students. Their drive and commitment is matched only by their creativity and passion for learning. Equally our approach to teaching provides a learning environment that is infused with industry connections and delivered by tutors who bring their extensive professional experience, creativity and commitment to every facet of the student’s learning experience.’

Jon Unwin, Director, The School of Communication Design.

Yay time!!

To cap the fantastic successes our students had this year in the D&AD Student Awards, we now hear that we have four winning teams at YCN too. Brilliant!

Congratulations go to Billy, Lucy W, Inger, Charlotte, William, Tubby and Lucy H for their excellent work on the Toyota, WRAP and Independence Day briefs. This kind of thing will certainly go a long way towards helping them get good placements in agencies.

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Graphic Oscars

On Thursday 9th June we hosted the Graphic Oscars for Stage 1 Graphic Design at the School of Communication Design, Falmouth.

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The ‘Red Carpet’ event brought together collaborative film groups who were tasked with delivering a 60 second short film. The brief came from the very first task students were asked to consider at the start of their academic year: to fill in a ‘DEAR ME’ letter with a ten thing list of to-do items on it for the year ahead. We shortlisted the whole years list and these became the working titles for the films:

  1. Say “Yes” more
  2. Learn to dance
  3. ALWAYS have milk
  4. Eat like an adult
  5. Fill my boots
  6. Try to like wine
  7. Buy a new Apple something
  8. Make friends with someone who owns a yacht
  9. Host a dinner party
  10. Be more musical

Red carpet guests enjoyed, cold beers and popcorn. All the films were great but there are always winners (and runners up)

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Oscar winners:

Best World Cinema: ALWAYS have milk: Vidisha Shenoy, Haruka Kondo, Hannah Li, Jenny Jeon, Aileen Kvamme Rokkum.

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Best Maritime Film: ‘BOB’ Make friends with someone who owns a yacht: Martha Holmes, Emma Singleton, Lucy Bristow, Lucy Scholes, Adele Bright, Gorgina Blackwell, Molly Bryan.

Best Public Information: Try to like wine: Rutherford Craze, Luke Charsley, James Cook, Lucus Rhys.

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Best Film: Robot AL-76 goes astray: Ben McMillan, Louis B Clarke, Joseph Hill, Cllum Dean.

Life Time Achievement: Ben Casey ( A big thank you for being our external examiner)

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MA Creative Advertising graduates from Falmouth sweep the board at the Young Lions

The winners of the prestigious ‘UK Young Lions’ awards 2016 have just been announced. This competition is open to young Advertising Copywriter/Art Director teams – creative professionals under the age of 30.

Entrants were given a creative brief devised by the Red Cross, the organisation’s selected charity for 2016.

In the ‘Print’ category, out of a total of 13 shortlisted UK entries, no less than five were created by former students of Falmouth University’s MA Creative Advertising course.

These included the overall winners of the Print category – Naresh Subhash and Michael Outhwaite (Falmouth class of 2014-15). Naresh and Mike have been invited to the final judging and awards event in Cannes in June. Here they will compete on behalf of the UK against winning entries from all over the world.

In addition, there were three Highly Commended entries. All of these also involved ex Falmouth MA students – Alex Nash and Francesca Miani (class of 14-15), Joe Arnold (14-15) and Jo Taylor (12-13).

Yet another 2012-13 ex Falmouth MA team, Matthew Beevor and Katherine Middlemas, were among a further nine, short-listed entries.

All great news for postgraduate study at Falmouth, announced on the Guardian website on 5 May.

 

Falmouth University on top of the world

Students from the School of Communication Design at Falmouth University have won no less than 16 D&AD pencils in this years awards This represents the most from any single University in the world.

The D&AD award scheme attracts student entries from all over the world. The briefs are written and ultimately judged by leading professionals and are designed to challenge the student’s creativity, craft and communication skills. It arguably represents the ‘Oscars’ of the Design and Advertising industry.

Eight of the pencil winning student entries are from the BA(Hons) Graphic Design course and eight from the MA Creative Advertising course.

‘We are extremely proud of our student’s continued success in national and international award schemes. It not only reflects our student’s commitment, creativity and ability to challenge conventional thinking, but also endorses our approach to teaching, that places creative problem solving and strategic thinking at the heart of the curriculum.’

Jon Unwin, Director of the School of Communication Design

The winning students will be invited to a gala ceremony in London this July, where they will discover whether their entry will win further accolade.

Drum roll please for the following students…

Tom Austin, Matthew Caldwell, Matthew Churchill, Jon Coates, Sajana Dora, Dimitrios Dimitriou, Ryan Ho, Emma Jeffery, Louis Knight, Gabrielle Prawl, Jamie Quantrill, Alycea Marx-Blackwell, Jessica Nineham, Becki Sewell, Jonathan Tubb and Josh Welton,

D&AD Student Award winners announced!

Woo–hoo!

Fantastic news just in – D&AD have announced the winners for this year’s Student Awards. And it turns out that EIGHT of our current crop have been selected. Some, more than once!

They’ll each be in receipt of a nice, squat, fat, Pencil at New Blood on 7th July. Of course, exactly what type of Pencil they get will be revealed on the day in true Oscars-style, so we’re all waiting with bated breath.

Together with the Graphic Design course, who also had eight winners, that makes Falmouth the most D&AD-awarded University in the country so far. Maybe even the world – maybe even the entire universe.

MA Creative Advertising D&AD Student Winners 2016

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“Yay” moment for six of our class

On Thursday, we heard that three of our teams were successful in this year’s YCN competition. Wooooo! Their campaign ideas were all deemed good enough to make it through to the winners list. Here we have the somewhat delighted John and Sevastiana, Joe and Francesca, and Dru and Naresh. Winning at YCN is a great fillip for them, as it should certainly help them get a toe in the door when they go looking for placements once they’ve left here.
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