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Entries for the Young Creative Awards 2020 are now open

Showcase your work, meet industry contacts and expand your creative career through Nottingham’s annual competition

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Showcase your work, meet industry contacts and expand your creative career through Nottingham’s annual competition

Now in its twelfth year, the Young Creative Awards (YCAs) is open to all 11-24 year olds who live, work or study in the city. The competition is a fantastic chance to boost your creative skills and culminates in a public exhibition and a series of awards evenings held at Nottingham performance venue, Metronome.

The YCAs have a wide variety of creative categories: Digital and Animation, Design and Architecture, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Fashion and Textiles, Film, Graphic Design, Music, Photography, Theatre and Visual Arts.

Last year three NTU students picked up prizes, including 22 year-old Chung-Lin Chen who won in the Fashion and Textiles category (19 – 24 age group). As part of her prize, Chung-Lin had the opportunity to spend a week with the design team at Villa Nova, a division of The Romo Group. Chung-Lin said: "I worked on colour boards and trend reports from 2020 Spring/Summer London Fashion Week, which was really good practise for me! Very useful for my second year at university and for future placements."

Previous YCA winners include former NTU Writer in Residence and LeftLion editor Bridie Squires, and NTU MA alumna Liss Cooke who went on to coordinate the embroidery on a Mary Katrantzou outfit worn by Beyoncé!

Deadline Extended

Given the developing coronavirus situation the Young Creative Awards have made the decision to postpone their planned Young Creatives Week – to include three Young Creative Awards ceremonies and associated exhibition – which was due to take place in the week commencing 18 May 2020.

They have also extended the deadline for entries to Monday 27 April. 

Applying is easy – just head to the Young Creative Awards website and submit your entry online.

Entries for the Young Creative Awards 2020 are now open

Published on 10 January 2020
  • Category: Culture

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