The Creative Student Awards 2016/17 were launched back in June last year. Nearly 50 shortlisted entries, 10,000 votes and 5 shortlisted finalists later, last Wednesday saw the culmination of the competition with a luxury awards ceremony at Hotel du Vin Winchester, where the overall CS Award 16/17 winner was announced.
Industry professionals, lecturers, entrants and their families came together for an evening to celebrate the talent that was showcased at this year’s awards.
Guests were treated to a 2 course buffet in the beautiful walled courtyard, before sitting down to presentations from leading industry experts, Lucy Donnelly, Darren Mullen and Caroline Smith, who shared career advice and insights with our winners and finalists.
The ceremony included the announcement of a number of special achievements awards, which went to Martyna Wisiniewska for her ‘Pianos Become the Teeth’ photography entry and Danielle Horsley for her ‘My Sister’s Wedding’ video, awarded by industry professionals for their standout work.
Finally, the evening concluded with the presentation of the overall winner and runners-up awards.
Runners-up prizes were presented to:
- Jessica Staley – ‘Student to Professional’ blog entry
- Anna Kenneally – ‘Christ in the House of His Parents’ photography entry
- Andy Clegg – ‘Rural Tourism’ video entry
- Mungo Hamlet, Harry Groves, Cara Sherratt and Sam Piercey – ‘Conscious Creatives – ‘Bee-Ware’ Campaign’ video entry.
There could only be one winner though, and after months of anticipation, we were extremely happy to announce Portsmouth University and interiors architect student, Jodie Howard, as the first ever winner of our CS Awards. Jodie wowed voters with her ‘Jodie Howard Interiors’ blog entry so much so she received over 40% of the final vote!
Thank you again to everyone who entered the CS Awards 2016/17, and if you didn’t get a chance to enter, don’t worry; we’ll be back next year, so keep your eyes peeled!
To learn more about the CS Awards click here.