Two teams from Edinburgh Napier have triumphed in the inaugural IPA Scotland Student Advertising Awards.
Corina Cristea & Julie Geiger and Kendra Bodles & Laura Scott joined Edinburgh University student Mo Sriskulpinyo in lifting the prestigious prizes on the night.
Their winning ideas ranged from creating a campaign which encourages parents to be their children’s green superheroes, to using worms to highlight human food waste, to an app that connects to energy meters to display usage in real-time.
All five win paid placements within leading Scottish advertising agencies and the overall Grand Prix winners – Corina Cristea and Julie Geiger – also share the £1000 prize money.
Here is a full list of awards (cash prizes) given by Brian Coane, Chairman IPA Scotland, at the Degree Show:
Best in Show and Planning in Advertising – Kendra Bodles.
Best Achievement for Campaign Creation and Digital Creative – Megan Bryden.
Best Achievement for Digital Creative – Jake Bartanus, Laura
Best Achievement for Concept Creation- Mairi Wilson, Niall
McKenna, Danny Hill.
Consistently Good Work – Aisling Holling, Corina Cristea, Judit Kajel.
Also awarded were Graduates from 2014 Yme Gorter and Paul de Ridder into the
Alumni Hall of Fame.
Corina Cristea and Julie Geiger were the IPA winners for Media Strategy and the overall President’s Award winner.
Our very own multiple award-winning Susie Henry (recently retired Programme
Leader of MSc Creative Advertising) presents the inaugural IPA Award for
Creativity to Laura Scott and Kendra Bodles.
The evening at Summerhall gave our students a valuable opportunity to
network and meet many of the industry professionals that have provided guest
lectures and live projects, and the potential to make new contacts which may
lead to work experience over the summer trimester.
Scottish Born student Jefferson Wilcox talks us through the reasons behind his surrealism inspired final year photography project- titled “searching”. This is the first time Jefferson has fully committed to surrealism in his work, describing it as something he “dabbled in” before, but never fully investigated.
“Searching” explores the notions of identity, belonging and transition using visual investigations inspired by surrealism.
Although these are concepts that most people come across at some point in their life, Jefferson has based the series on his own particular experiences of education and travel, especially during the past six years. He has gone from being quite unsure of himself to finding direction and places he feels he belongs. This series shows different aspects of his development.
By incorporating landscapes and locations that have been important to Wilcox’s personal development, and other images that are intended as a visual state of mind, he aims to show the narrative of transition and belonging. The initial images in the series reflect an absence of identity, yet the subject eventually develops into an established identity and finds places of belonging.
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Here you can find all the photos from this years immensely successful launch night. Press, Members of the public, friends and Family all joined together to help our students celebrate the incredible work produced for 2016’s final year projects.
It was an eventful evening with one of the best turnouts Napier has ever had! With a whole host of awards given and a fair few bottles of bubbly drank (Courtesy of Tennants), we believe it was one of the best launch nights yet!
You can see all the images from the evening below.
Ahead of tonight’s best in show award for interior and spacial design, we caught up with guest judge Gordon Roy, associate director at Space solutions! Gordon joined the Space Solutions Edinburgh team from an Architectural background and leads the Design Studio with 10 years experience.
Gordon is also responsible for the management of a number of key client accounts and is committed to developing the growing business in the central belt through quality of service and innovative design.
We got Gordon’s thoughts on tonight’s event and the level of work produced by our students.
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Edinburgh Napier University final year photography student Craig Yule will be exhibiting new work in the Photography BA (Hons) Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries 2015.
Craig Yule is a London born Photographer and Retoucher who has been living in Fife for the last 12 years.
After completing his HND in photography at Carnegie college he joined Edinburgh Napier and is now in his 4th year working towards his photography Honours Degree.
Craig’s work is influenced by emotion, surrealism, symbolism, fine art and colour. He is interested in Portraiture, fashion and Advertising and has worked for many different clients including sports magazines, restaurants, advertising agencies, makeup artists and fashion designers.
Craig Will be exhibiting his work at the Free Range exhibition, being born in London to a Scottish family Craig has felt very removed from his Scottish heritage so his work with be showcasing his interpretation of Scottish Folk tales.
Edinburgh Napier University final year photography student Eleni Kollatou will be exhibiting new work from her final year project “In Limbo” in the Photography BA (Hons) Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries 2015.
In Limbo explores how the landscape reflects our greedy desire for power generation.
Eleni Kollatou is currently based in Edinburgh-UK where she moved three years ago in order to pursue studies on Photography and Film at Edinburgh Napier University. She is in her final year of studies and has developed a great interest in long-term documentary projects. Through her lens she investigates environmental and social issues.
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Edinburgh Napier University final year photography student Carla Cornwell will be exhibiting new work from her final year project in the Photography BA (Hons) Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries 2015.
Carla’s current work is based on the Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia. It is predicted that by 2016 there will be 850,000 people with dementia in the UK. Over the past two years, she has explored how the degenerative disease has affected people physically, socially and economically.
She will also be exhibiting this project at Free Range in June.
Carla Cornwell was born in the City of York, but moved to study in Edinburgh four years ago. She has an interest in documentary photography, focusing on topical issues.
Edinburgh Napier University final year photography student Sarah Burns will be showing new work as part of the Photography BA (Hons) Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries 2015.
Here’s an example of one of her previous projects from the series – “Home Hailesland”
Sarah says about the project…
“Wester Hailes is a mildly run down area of Edinburgh, going through regeneration. This particular area of Hailesland is where I spent a great deal of time as a child, visiting and being watched over by my relatives. This series looks at the indoor and outdoor relations of the area, exploring the space and aesthetics along with people I met there. This revisitation of Hailesland allowed me to remember my past as well as evaluate this areas place in todays society.”
Sarah Burns is an Edinburgh based Photographer who has spent her whole life living next to the Scottish capital. Her first experience with photography began when she was seven with an old child-design film camera on a family holiday and she has been enjoying learning more about the medium ever since.
Sarah focuses her work on people who share similar interests/experiences, and day to day life.
Edinburgh Napier University final year photography student Lucy Richens will be showing new work in a photo book she is editing as part of the Photography BA (Hons) Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries 2015.
Edinburgh Napier University final year photography student Sophie Mae Howie will be exhibiting new work from her final year project “Death” in the Photography BA (Hons) Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries 2015.
Images from Sophie Mae Howie’s ongoing series “Death”.
“Death” explores places around Scotland where people have died. This series shows places where a murder, suicide, or accidental death has occurred. The photographs expose the way these places have been obscured by the passage of time and aim is to give memory to a forgotten place. The places have connections to things other than death, and therefore make it challenging for the viewer to believe death has occurred at this place.