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Calling all creatives – the 2023 Nottingham Young Creative Awards are now open!

If you’ve got a creative streak and fancy showcasing your work, winning cash prizes and kick-starting your career, make sure you submit your application for this year’s Young Creative Awards.

Illustration of six people standing on the grass wearing a fashion collection
Rebecca Allen's winning designs

Open to all 11-24 year olds living, working or studying in Nottingham, the annual Young Creative Awards (YCAs) celebrate the incredible emerging talent in our city.

Providing a platform for your work to be seen by industry professionals and the general public, there’s ten different categories to choose from.

  • Animation and Digital Media
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Design and Architecture
  • Fashion and Textiles
  • Film
  • Graphic Design
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

You can submit new or existing work – and you don’t have to be studying a creative course to apply. So whether you’re a budding writer, artist, animator, designer, filmmaker, musician, dancer or photographer, make sure you get involved!

NTU students have enjoyed continued success at the YCAs in previous years. In 2022 four NTU students were named winners in their categories including Rebecca Allen (Fashion and Textiles), Maria Vidal (Animation and Digital Media), Dhanashree Pimputkar (Graphic Design), and Hollie Betts (Visual Arts)

2020 NTU student and Animation category winner Em Green told us, “I was elated when I won! It was also a really special moment to see my animation on Notts TV during the Young Creative Awards celebration programme. I felt so proud.”

Other winners of the YCAs include successful musicians Rob Green and Philip George, writer and performer Bridie Squires, embroidery designer Liss Cooke, acclaimed dancer Jamal Sterrett, social media star R-J Tulloch, and published author Rebecca Constable.

The deadline to apply for this year’s awards is Monday 24 April. Visit the Young Creative Awards website to find out more and submit your entry.

Published on 14 February 2023
  • Category: Culture; Curated & Created; Current students; School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment; School of Art & Design; School of Arts and Humanities