Posts tagged ‘D&AD’

June 24, 2013

D&AD Just over week to go @DandAD_Talent New Blood festival.

D&AD – home of the talented and skilled, the imaginative and the curious, the restless and the bloody-minded. Commercially savvy, sometimes romantic, often cynical and occasionally rather weird. A source of information and ideas: of professional development, support and inspiration, interesting people to talk and nice things to look at. All creative life is here.”

It’s just over a week to go The New blood Festival is open Wednesday 3 July 2013 – Thursday 4 July 2013 

This year’s Student Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed at the Student Awards Ceremony in London on Thursday 4 July.
“Join us from 6pm at Old Spitalfields Market to view the digital exhibition of the nominated work. Then at 8pm we’ll be opening the doors of Christ Church of Spitalfields for the main event with a drinks reception, followed by the Awards presentation at 9pm, where the Student Yellow Pencil winners will take to the stage.”

Creatives the world over value the D&AD Student Awards. Entry to the Student Awards is open to anyone in full or part-time education. Whether you’re a copywriter or photographer, a digital specialist, product designer or something in-between.  Real briefs, set by real clients, judged by top creatives.

Award Levels

Best of Year
The year’s best work for each brief.

Work that rises above Best of Year standard and has the potential to win a Student Yellow Pencil.

Student Yellow Pencil
Work that is outstanding, rather than merely brilliant, wins a Student Yellow Pencil.

  • Student of the Year
  • The best of the best, the ultimate award.  The Student of the Year is selected from all the Pencil-winning entries.
  • University of Huddersfield award winners this year include:-

  • Environmental Design – Spatial Design category Effie Yeoman Paul Bateman Naomi Dominique (Stehr) Robinson

Product Design category Nick Formby & Jeremy Dodd

Good luck to all

for More Information visit  About D&AD.

April 15, 2011

Creative Review – D&AD Launches White Pencil

D&AD has launched the White Pencil, an award for “a creative idea that changes the world for the better”    Creative Review – D&AD Launches White Pencil.

“One White Pencil will be awarded each year at the D&AD Awards, and each year D&AD will set a new live brief with a different partner or cause, and challenge the creative community to find a solution. The first White Pencil will be awarded at the 2012 ceremony, which will mark the 50th anniversary of D&AD. For the inaugural award, it is partnering with non-profit organisation Peace One Day, and inviting creatives the world over to create a campaign/design that will help raise awareness of Peace Day, which takes place on September 21.”

More info on the White Pencil can be found here, and on Peace One Day here.

September 14, 2010

Reuben Houfe wins Yellow Pencil award

IT was the very first time that final-year students on the University of Huddersfield’s Multimedia Design course were urged to enter their work in some of the creative industry’s most prestigious awards schemes.  And they scooped a string of prizes.

Every year the organisation named Design and Art Direction – known as D&AD – runs competitions and exhibitions that showcase the work of professionals and talented newcomers in the field.  Multimedia Design tutors at Huddersfield decided it was time that their students, using their final-year projects, showed what they could do.  And they rose to the challenge.

At a ceremony held in London’s Spitalfields, Reuben Houfe came away with one of the most coveted awards in the design industry – the Yellow Pencil – for his animation “Design Out Crime”.

Meanwhile, Chris Boardman was named a winner in the D&AD’s Best New Blood Competition for an i-Phone application, a game named “Cloud Hopper”.

Another University of Huddersfield entrant in the New Blood contest was Pawel Godlewski, with an example of computer graphics titled “Peter and the Wolf”.  The editor of “Digital Arts” selected this for inclusion in the July issue of the magazine, part of a feature headed “Best of New Blood”.

The success rate for final-year Multimedia Design students justified the decision to urge them to set their sights on prestigious national competitions.  Principal lecturer Derek Hales said that in the past there had been plenty of success for students in regional contests and he was delighted that this had been followed up by awards and recognition at a national level.

The opportunity to meet and impress industry leaders at the D&AD events has helped Multimedia Design students make contacts and find employment in this competitive field.  For example, Best New Blood winner Chris Boardman has landed a job in a New York advertising agency.

The Multimedia Design course, which has been running for 12 years in the University of Huddersfield’s School of Art, Design and Architecture, covers a wide range of digital design topics.  And, as the D&AD successes show, students are equipped to use the latest technology.

Reuben Houfe’s Yellow Pencil winning work can be sampled at this web-link.

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