CREATIVE Scottish students have swept the board at a prestigious national student design competition.
Seven students from Edinburgh Napier University have scooped prizes at the Roses Awards, winning half of the categories on offer.
They beat off competition from around 70 other UK universities and were the only Scottish winners at the event, which was organised by industry magazine The Drum and UK design agencies.
The briefs ranged from creating a memorable advertising campaign for a retro sweet shop to branding the Homeless Olympics and the merits of magical flying carpets.
Three categories were won by five of the University’s graphic design students while two creative advertising students also came up trumps.
Due to the quality of their submissions, two graphic design students from Edinburgh Napier – Sam Ngai and Sean Kinnear – have now been selected to compete in the student category at The Roses professional awards in May.
Ian Lambert, Subject Group Leader for Art, Design & Communication in the School of Arts & Creative Industries, said: “This is a remarkable achievement for the School, and all our staff and students are absolutely thrilled.
“To put it in perspective, there are about 70 higher education institutions in the UK that will know of or will have entered this competition - so to have won half of the categories is incredible.”
The Edinburgh Napier winners were as follows:
· A Quarter Of – Create a memorable ad campaign for a retro sweet shop: Zanna Olestsik & Adam Toma
· Fourth Time Around: Create a campaign against the remix: Gavin McBride, from Bearsden
· Ready for Take Off: Brand and promote magic flying carpets: Sean Kinnear, from Fairmilehead, Edinburgh and Sam Ngai, from Hong Kong
· Bring Home the Gold: Brand the Homeless Olympics: Campbell MacKenzie
· Can you create a No.1 brand?: Create an entirely new brand: Nicola Morrison, from Bothwell
More on all of the Edinburgh Napier winners and the categories can be seen here and here.