Video: Young Creative Awards 2017 takes place on May 10
Nottingham’s Young Creative Awards takes place tomorrow with this year’s competition focusing on how the city will look in the future.
The scheme is a creative competition open to all 13-24-year-olds working, studying or living in Nottingham.
Each awards have a different theme and the one for this year’s competition is ‘Nottingham, Future City’ with organisers encouraging the young people of Nottingham to show what changes they want to see or vision.
There are 10 different categories of award each with age categories along with an overall Young Creative of the Year award.
The judges have picked their favourites and this year’s free award ceremony takes place at the Nottingham Playhouse on Wednesday May 10 at 5.30pm.
2017 Categories and Sponsors
- Animation & Digital Media – Sponsored by Confetti Media Group
- Architecture & Design – Sponsored by Maber
- Creative Writing – Sponsored by Notts TV
- Dance – Sponsored by Dance4 and Nottingham CityCare Partnership
- Fashion & Textiles – Sponsored by Speedo
- Film – Sponsored by Skeleton
- Graphic Design – Sponsored by Nottingham Trent University
- Music – Sponsored by Nottingham Music Hub
- Photography – Sponsored by Central College Nottingham
- Visual Arts – Sponsored by New College Nottingham
Rebecca Constable won the Young Creative of the Year award last year after also picking up the Creative Writing award for her piece called Impact.
She has dyslexia and wrote a short story to raise awareness of what her learning difficulty is and of the personal impact teachers and students have upon their pupils and classmates.
Video: Highlights of the last two years’ award winners
When Rebecca won the award, she said: “I cannot describe the suspension in the air as we waited for the winner to be announced, over 350 amazing people submitted unbelievable good work all deserving to win.
“When my name was called out not once but twice, I was truly shocked and excited.
“I am immensely grateful to the judges and everyone that helped put this competition together; it was so much fun to enter and see the inspirational work of others.
“I am looking forward to seeing what opportunities this may bring for me; Nottingham is a beautiful city with fantastic people, I feel so proud and privileged to be living and studying here.
“A massive thanks to everyone involved in making this competition possible and a huge congratulations to everyone that entered the creative work exhibited; the exhibition was outstanding.”
Jamal Sterrett won the Young Creative of the Year award in 2015 for a production called Nottingham With Love, which he filmed, edited and performed.
When he won the award, he said: “Winning was an amazing feeling – when the crowd applauded I felt proud of myself.”
You can request request tickets for the Young Creative Awards 2017 ceremony by clicking here.