Friday, October 5, 2012

YCN Awards Night - a great night for Lincoln students

The Young Creative Network recently held their annual awards ceremony in Londonto honour the winners of this year’s YCN Student Competition. Amongst the successful entrants were University of Lincoln Creative Advertisingstudents Liam Nicholson and Vicki Thompson. Liam and Vicki collected a ‘gong’ for the work they submitted for the Triumph Bra's student brief.

They were second year students when they entered this national competition and it is very satisfying for the staff team to see them compete and win against students more experienced than them. Here’s Vicki to explain how the night went:

On 4 September Liam and I ventured down to London to Shoreditch Town Hall for the YCN awards 2012. We were both thrilled that our work for the Industry Trust brief was commended, and even found ourselves sitting with their representatives for the ceremony. Going into the entrance area we were greeted with strange cocktails and steel drummers, and on moving into the main hall found plenty more decoration along a tropical theme. The ceremony itself was exciting and entertaining with guest speakers and clever animation shorts about their work, each of the speakers presenting a few different briefs' awards.

After dinner our group was next up. We were presented on stage with our 'A's, our group being congratulated by guest speaker Toby Triumph. Following on from the ceremony we were directed downstairs for something 'special', which was in fact being showered with bits of jelly as it was blown up in the centre of the room... (yes, really).

“Exploding Jelly and something to hang on the wall, what more could you want.

“Overall an amazing evening to celebrate everyone's success and a reminder that hard work, taking risks and enjoying your work can pay off. Thank you to everyone that congratulated us and thanks to YCN for putting on such a great evening".

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