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Design and Art Directions Awards success

30 April 2012

A group of BU students

BU students win ‘Best in Year’ prize at a prestigious design and advertising competition.

A team of Advertising Marketing and Communications (AMC) students have won ‘Best in Year’ at the highly respected D&AD awards.

The D&AD awards promote brilliance in design and advertising, and received over 11,000 entries from all over the world.

Cliff Van Wyk, Senior Lecturer in The Media School said: “It is a great achievement, and sincere congratulations go to Zoe Whelehan, Cameron Black and Abigail Millar. In light of the fierce competition, and very high standards exercised by the judges, this is a great accolade and recognition of the application and commitment they have displayed. Well done to Zoe, Cameron and Abby - we’re very proud of you.”

The award for Best in Year will be presented to the AMC students at an awards ceremony in London on 26 June 2012.

Abby Millar, part of the winning team said: “I’m very proud to have one a Best of Year D&AD Award. Its reputation within the advertising and creative world is prestigious and we were greatly encouraged by our tutor to put time and effort in to our application.

“I am very thankful for this encouragement now as doors open for us and our career. I would encourage everyone interested in creativity to apply next year and get their name and work out there!”

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