The Young Creative Network recently held their annual awards ceremony in London to honour the winners of this years YCN Student Competition. Amongst the successful entrants were University of Lincoln Creative Advertising's Liam Nicholson and Vicki Thompsom. Liam and Vicki collected a gong for the work they submitted for the Triumph Bra's brief. They were second year students when they entered this national competition and it is very satisfying for the staff team to see them compete and win against students more experienced than themselves. I'll let Vicki explain how the night went in her own words.
Shoredith Town Hall was the venue for this years YCN awards ceremony.
"On September 4th, Liam and I ventured down to London to Shoreditch Town
Hall for the YCN awards 2012. We were both thrilled that our work for
the Industry Trust brief was commended, and even found ourselves sitting
with their representatives for the ceremony. Going into the entrance
area we were greeted with strange cocktails and steel drummers, and on
moving into the main hall found plenty more decoration along a tropical
theme. The ceremony itself was exciting and entertaining with guest
speakers and clever animation shorts about their work, each speakers
presenting a few different briefs' awards. After dinner our group was
next up. We were presented on stage with our 'A's, our group being
congratulated by guest speaker Toby Triumph. Following on from the
ceremony we were directed downstairs for something 'special', which was
in fact being showered with bits of jelly as it was blown up in the
centre of the room... (yes, really).
Exploding Jelly and something to hang on the wall, what more could you want.
The food was an improvement on the usual student meal.
Overall an amazing evening to celebrate everyone's success, and a
reminder that hard work, taking risks and enjoying your work can pay off.
Thank you to everyone that congratulated us and thanks to YCN for
putting on such a great evening".