Creative Advertising students shine at prestigious design awards

Plethora of pencil prizes at D&AD New Blood Awards

Date posted

25 July 2019


Clever creative advertising students from Edinburgh Napier are celebrating after shining at the D&AD New Blood Awards in London.

Seven Edinburgh Napier students have won coveted pencil prizes at the awards dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the advertising and design world.

Students Chloe Neal and Ciara Boyle were recognised for their Infinity Leggings project which aimed to repurpose medical technology to help women find their voice in the fight against endometriosis.

More information on this project can be found here.

They were joined by Michael Miller, Toan Nguyen and Shauna Emig who also scooped a prize for their campaign to design and customise colostomy bags to support individuals with Crohns or Colitis. 

More information on this project can be found here.

Rounding out the Edinburgh Napier success were students Neil Mackinnon, Molly Wilson and Ciara Boyle (second award), who were praised for their unique campaign for brewer Adnams’ that took inspiration from the living roof at its Southwold distribution centre and brought the importance of sustainability to the fore.

More information on this project can be found here.

Since 1962, D&AD has been inspiring a community of creative thinkers by celebrating and stimulating the finest in design and advertising. The D&AD Professional Awards are recognised globally as the ultimate creative accolade, entered and attended by the best from around the world.

Creative Advertising Programme Leader Roger Stainer said: “These awards are internationally recognised and attracted more than 3,000 entries from around the world. Hats off to the students and thanks go to my staff - Chris Muir, Paul de Ridder and Andy Archer - for their expert guidance through all three projects.

“This success adds to our shelf of awards this year from Marketing Scotland and the IPA Scotland. We’re thrilled the students’ work has been recognised so widely throughout the last 12 months.”

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