College of West Anglia awards competition prizes at annual end-of-year visual arts exhibition

ASPIRING artists and designers showcased their talents in an end-of-year exhibition at the College of West Anglia’s Isle Campus.

The week-long exhibition celebrated the achievements of students from a range of visual arts programmes including graphic design, photography, fashion and clothing, art and design and furniture making.

During a preview evening several students were awarded the prestigious Elizabeth Wright cash prize. The Elizabeth Wright educational charity is a charity that rewards exceptional students and aims to lift young people to achieve their dreams.

First prize was given to Sam Gascoigne, 18, from Peterborough, studying graphic design. Joint second prize went to Olivia Maythan, 19, from Wisbech, studying art and design, and Mark Morrow, 18, from Peterborough, studying graphic design.

All three are intending to go onto university to study illustration and costume interpretation.

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In addition, the college awarded its annual school competition prizes.

The graphic challenge prize went to Harry Ottaway, 15, from Reepham High School, who designed a front cover of a book to include a selection of stories by Charles Dickens.

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Furniture/3D challenge winner was Thomas Witmond, 14, also from Reepham High School, who designed a writing slope for the 21st century.

Photography challenge winner was Katie Bullock, 15m from St Clement’s High School, Terrington St Clement, for her portrait in the rain.

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