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Calling all creative young people!

Published on: 07/02/2017 (11:52AM)

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The Nottingham Young Creative Awards 2017 are looking for creative people aged 13 – 24 to enter their work for this exciting and rewarding competition.

This year’s theme is: Nottingham, Future City. No one really knows where the city of Nottingham is headed, but we all have ideas, dreams and some have plans.

Central is the proud sponsor of the photography category and entries for all ten categories are open until 13 March.

An overall winner across all the categories will be chosen and the winner announced as the Young Creative of the Year 2017 at a special awards ceremony in May. The winner in each category will receive a cash prize, plus mentoring and other opportunities. The Young Creative of The Year will receive an additional cash prize.

All cash prizes will be received at the end of the awards ceremony, this is taking place on Wednesday 10 May 2017, at the Nottingham Playhouse and all entrants are invited to attend.

“We’re encouraging all our eligible students to enter and they’re already coming up with some great submissions. We are proud to sponsor and support such a great platform for young people’s creative talents to be recognised.”

Mandi Chandler - Central’s Curriculum Manager for Art and Design

Categories include:

  • Animation and digital media
  • Architecture and design
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Fashion and textiles
  • Film
  • Graphic design
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

For more information or to enter the 2017 Young Creative Awards visit

At the 2016 awards, Central students were named winners in five categories with a further seven receiving highly commended awards.

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Ben Chandler won top prize in his age category for Fashion and Textiles last year and bagged work experience at Speedo!

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Karolina Stebelska won the overall Young Creative of the Year award in 2014!