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BSC students win at Creative Conscience Awards 2018

Barnet and Southgate College Creative Arts Students are celebrating a hat-trick of winners at the Creative Conscience Awards 2018

Creative Conscience is a not-for-profit organisation founded by Chrissy Levett in 2011, the Awards reach over 26,000 people and encourage, recognise and reward students across the design spectrum for developing projects that are in line with their aims; which is to inspire designers to apply their talents to socially valuable projects, promoting sustainability, freedom, social health and well-being. The hotly-contended categories in the high profile competition were in: Advertising, Architecture, engineering & interior design, Fashion & textiles, Film & photography, Graphics, Illustration & animation and Product & structural design.

The three Barnet and Southgate College students - Alex Pollard, Sandra Stoica and Sinead Duffus - all succeeded in the film and photography category .

Alex Pollard won a Bronze Award for his film entry ‘Green Spaces’. Green Spaces aims to make people aware of the High Speed Rail Link (HS2) and the controversial effects that its development is having on London’s green spaces. The damage that has already been caused by the HS2 is the felling of the trees at Euston Station and the exhuming of graves in St. James’ Gardens. This has had a detrimental impact on the people of Somers Town with increased traffic and pollution from the development. Properties and homes have also been purchased ahead of the promised owners’ consultation paper.

See the film entry here: https://www.creativeconscience.org.uk/winners/alex-pollard/

Sandra Stoica won a Silver Award for her film entry Hope for a Home. Hope for a Home is a documentary about young adult’s experiences of homelessness. Sandra interviewed George and Ann, two young adults who experienced homelessness and have now found a home through the help of DePaul charity. The documentary aims to encourage communities to help the homeless and treat them equally.

https://www.creativeconscience.org.uk/winners/sandra-marina-stoica/

And finally, Sinead Duffus won a Gold Award, her film explores the issue of gangs and gang culture in London, to try and raise awareness about the topic. The main purpose of the film is to try and educate individuals to the consequences of gang culture and to deter them from taking that route. The film is set in the streets of North London (Hornsey) and East London (Dalston). The title is: V8 Life On The Road, a term gang members use for an area in North London. The production looks at the protagonist’s journey of being involved in gang culture and the social factors he was exposed to as a child.

https://www.creativeconscience.org.uk/winners/sinead-duffus/

Greg Haynes, Curriculum Manager at Barnet and Southgate College said: “This truly is a bumper year for the College as it has never won higher than a ‘Highly Commended’ so each one of the students has surpassed all of our expectations. In fact, we were the only further education college with winners this year. We in the Media team are all very proud of what the students and tutors have achieved this year.”

The department is also celebrating the fact that two Level 3 students have been selected to exhibit their work at the Awarding body, UAL (University of the Arts, London) ‘Origins’ exhibition which showcases the best work produced on UAL qualifications in 2018. The chosen students and the titles of their work are: Luke Kaittani, for ‘ Nitty Gritty ’ (Year 2, L3 Extended Diploma Creative Media) and also Ezo Yildiz, for his work titled ‘ Erdogan's Istanbul ’ (Year 1, L3 Diploma Creative Media).

The show will take place at The Bargehouse , Oxo Tower Wharf, 2–5 August 2018 and the exhibition will be open to the public on the following days:

• Friday 3 August, 11am–6pm

• Saturday 4 August, 11am–6pm

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