Celebration of Young Creativity in Nottingham

The Young Creative of the Year was announced at the awards ceremony for the 2012 Young Creative Awards held at Nottingham Contemporary.

Young Creatives Awards Logo

The 2012 Young Creative Awards ceremony was a fantastic showcase of creativity and talent from Nottingham's young people.

Rhiannon Coffey from South Nottingham College, was named as the Young Creative of the Year.  She received her award from Notts screenwriter, William Ivory, for her imaginative furniture and wallpaper designs for the newly refurbished Nottingham Railway Station.

Rhiannon Coffey

Rhiannon headed a list of award winners in a wide range of categories which reflected the depth of talent in Nottingham. The Young Creative Award was her second of the evening as she had earlier been awarded the Architecture and Interior Design Award in the 19-24 years old age group.

The event heard from Nottingham writer William Ivory (Made in Dagenham) and heard music from A Band of Jackals, Georgie Rose and Rob Green.

The organisers of the awards were enormously impressed by the quality of entries, which were in an exhibition at the Contemporary for one night. They look forward to even better in 2013.

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The winners and sponsors for each category were:

Animation and Digital Media - Sponsored by Nottingham City Council

Winner - Ross Mackay (Age 18)

Architecture, Urban Design, Interior Design and 3D - Sponsored by Maber

Urban Design

Winner - Courtney Dulston (Age 17)

Interior Design

Winner - Rhiannon Coffey (Age 21)

Creative Writing - Sponsored by The Co-operative

Winner - Catherine Skellern (Age 18)

Fashion - Sponsored by Nottingham Trent University

Winners - Anna Pinto (Age 15), Lucy-Ellen Oakden (Age 16), Rhea Clements (Age 24)

Graphic Design - Sponsored by Fast Graphics

Winners - Ellanor Rowe (Age 17), James Vanderhoven (Age 23)

Music and Performance - Sponsored by New College Nottingham

Winners - Hannah Craciunescu (Age 17), Rob Green (Age 22)

Photography - Sponsored by South Nottingham College

Winners - Thomas Manton (Age 14), Joint Entry (Age Group 16-18 years) - Shannon Hill, Caley Chen and Asad Ramazi, Lamar Francois (Age 21)

Visual Arts - Sponsored by New College Nottingham

Winners - Emily Dove (Age 15), Hannaa Hamdache (Age 18) and Claire Wilson (Age 23)

A full list of all winners and highly commended entrants is available here pdf icon Young Creative Awards 2012 Winners and Highly Commended [9kb]

We would like to thank all entrants, sponsors and supporters for their contributions to the Nottingham Young Creative Awards 2012.

To those who have been unsuccessful this year, thank you for taking the time to submit your entry to the Nottingham Young Creative Awards 2012. We really appreciate the time and effort you've taken to share your creativity and talent with us. We had a record number of entries in 2012 and again the standard was high. We would like to thank you once again; we wouldn't be able to run this award without your contributions.

We wish you every success in your chosen discipline and encourage you to keep an eye out for next year's Young Creative Awards 2013. Follow One Nottingham on twitter or at www.onenottingham.org.uk for more news.

More details of this year's sponsors can be found at: http://www.youngcreativeawards.co.uk/

Page last updated: 03 October 2012 4:50PM