We are delighted to announce that the BA (Hons) Graphic Design students have achieved great successes at this year’s prestigious D&AD Student Awards ceremony held on Tuesday 29 June, at the Old Spitalfields Market in London’s East End. In a lively evening of celebrations the nominated students waited in anticipation to find out if they had won a gold or silver award and be presented with the much coveted D&AD trophy: a Yellow Pencil.
D&AD said that ‘Winning entries were selected on the basis that they demonstrated the student could “cut it” in the real world’ and that ‘the work of your student’s has been selected to receive a Nomination, making them one of the top 3% of student entrants’.
The annual competition that runs in tandem with the professional awards for the Graphic Design industry provides an opportunity for students from all over the world to showcase their talents. The competition attracts a very high standard with over three thousand entries and the work is judged by a number of senior professionals in the creative industry, including Creative Directors from prestigious organisations such as Wieden + Kennedy, BBC, M&C Saatchi, The Viral Factory, R/GA and The Brand Union.
Above Stewart Linton & Scott Oxley picking up their Gold Award for their integrated campaign to bring to life Lloyds TSB’s partnership with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. See their winning work here.
Above Ryan van Kesteren, Tom Pollard & Stephen Ball picking up their Silver Award for creating a social and sharing aspect to BBC iPlayer allowing users to discover and engage with a greater range of BBC content. See their winning work here.
The hard work of the students and tutors to achieve these successes reflects the professionalism and creativity of our highly successful course and its engagement with employers. D&AD have also announced that the University of Lincoln has the honour of being the most successful institution with thirteen nominations and InBook awards from three different courses including Graphic Design, Creative Advertising and Illustration – the highest number for any University.