We’re delighted to have crowned University of Chichester students, Natalie Horsfall and Rhiannon Matera, as the winners of this year’s Creative Student Awards, earning them the winner’s trophy, £300 cash and a choice of internship opportunities from a range of the region’s top employers.
The Creative Student Awards were the brainchild of Solutions 4 Recruitment in an effort to help graduates standout in an increasingly competitive job marketplace, whilst at the same time recognising the outstanding creative student talents we have coming out of universities across the South.
Natalie and Rhiannon’s website entry attracted over 60% of the final public vote; which received nearly 2,000 responses. The awards evening, which was held at The Dancing Man Brewery in Southampton on Thursday night, brought together university lecturers, industry experts and students from institutions and organisations across the South of England. Following a drinks reception and dinner, attendees were treated to an inspirational talk by Matt Winton, Marketing Director at Smiley. Alongside the main award, other special recognition awards were presented during the evening, which were chosen by a panel of esteemed judges from companies including Google, LinkedIn and News UK.
Commenting on the awards, the 2017/18 winners Natalie and Rhiannon said: “We’re delighted to have won this award. Our entry was a website to launch a new product for Chase Distillery. We’ve even been approached by FeverTree who saw our website and are donating £5 to their chosen charity for every website visit we get. This competition has not only given us the opportunity to showcase our work and win an award for it, but we’re also helping charities, and we couldn’t be happier.”
Director of Solutions 4 Recruitment, Carole Clarke added: “The quality of entries this year has been excellent, and as the competition establishes itself further, we hope to see this grow. Some great brands and influential industry experts have got on board and offered their support, including judging pieces of work and offering out internships, and we are excited to see how the CSA goes on to propel fresh new talent off to a great start.”
Bring on next year!