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Our 'A'mazing YCN Winners

29 September 2011

Abbie Macpherson and Sarah Crawford, YCN winners 2010/2011

Earlier this week, YCN staged their annual Student Awards in Shoreditch Town Hall, London.

I attended along with fellow Design tutor Alex Gunn, and two of our three winners - Abbie Macpherson (White & Mackay brief) and Sarah Crawford (Boost brief). Unfortunately Gill McColl (Ted Baker brief) was unable to make the trip down, but we were still able to celebrate Edinburgh's Telford being the only Scottish College or University this year to pick up commendations.

YCN put on a great show and had guest presenters Johanna Lundberg and Elin Svensson (a.k.a. Åh), Sam Green, James Gilpin, James Chambers and Tom Judd (of Chambers Judd), Hattie Newman and Daniel Frost, presenting the commendations. Each guest also presented a short animated film about their work, in collaboration with Plastic Horse. One great example came from digital agency ChambersJudd - with their '22 ways to kill a cowboy' App -

Designer Philip Oakley presented the custom-designed 'A' award to Student of the Year Dominic Mckenzie, of Cambridge School of Art (Open University brief), and the evening was nicely finished off with an after-event party at the Strongrooms, just around the corner from YCN's HQ in Rivington Place.

A selection of photographs by Owen Richards and Elinor Jones can be viewed on the YCN website, with more to follow.