This year the Young Creative Awards (YCA) celebrated their 10th anniversary. The awards ceremony took place last month at Nottingham Playhouse and showcased the upcoming talent that Nottingham has to offer. YCA received over 300 entries and Becket students Roy Carmona (14) Mara Juric (13) and Conrad Simpson (15) were big winners on the night.
Mara’s win came in the Fashion & Textiles category. Judges were impressed by the attention to detail and significant body of 2D work, showing real understanding of the design process. Mara entered her Pop Art trainer inspired by artists Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein and Takashi Murakami.
Roy Carmona won in two categories – Visual Arts and Graphic Design. The judges thought Roy’s work showed a bold combination of colour and pattern, and a development of his own artistic language. The level of detail and composition was described by the judges as ‘spot on’.
Conrad Simpson won the Film category. Judges described his work as thought-provoking with a distinctive style, explored through its use of phone cameras.
All winners received a certificate, cash prize and offers of work experience within the creative industry. Mara’s work has been specially selected to appear in the Young Creative Awards Exhibition at Nottingham Railway Station which is currently on show within the display cabinet in the station foyer.
A huge congratulations to Roy, Mara and Conrad, this is a fantastic achievement!