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7th November 2018

Three Hull College students have been recognised for their creative talent at the Rotary Club of Holderness Hull Young Artist of the Year Awards 2018.

Chloe Hirons, Level 3 Illustration student, was awarded Hull Young Artist of the Year for her comic book style illustrations.

Lucy Brooke, studying Level 3 Illustration, received the runner up award for her Shakespeare style book cover illustrations, inspired by Macbeth and Hamlet.

Kathryn Walker, Level 3 Fashion, was awarded the Special Judges award for her dress design, which was inspired by the four elements and the Grenfell tragedy.

In partnership with Hull City Council and Hull Culture and Leisure, the Hull Young Artist awards offers the unique opportunity for schools and colleges in Hull to showcase the incredible artistic talents of their students.

This year there were over 100 entries from colleges and schools throughout the city and prizes were awarded across three age ranges, 12-14, 14-16 and 16-18.

Having three students recognised for their work demonstrates the calibre of talent within Hull College and shows the passion and dedication of its tutors who seek out the opportunities to showcase students’ work.

It also highlights how the College encourages its students to advance with their learning and this is shown with Lucy Brooke’s journey, as she has progressed onto a Level 3 course after starting out at Hull College as a 14-16 student.

Chloe’s work stood out from over 100 other entries and when asked what winning the Hull Young Artist award meant to her, Chloe replied: “I wasn’t expecting to win, so it was a nice surprise! My work was inspired by people I know, and I feel that winning the award is something that can help me in the future.”

As part of preparing students to be job ready, they are encouraged to enter competitions and work on live projects. When asked why this is important, Kathryn said: “It’s lovely to be recognised for the time and effort we put into our work. Receiving the Special Judges award has given me an extra push to do as well as I can and has made me want to enter even more competitions.”

With all pieces of work students produce, they are faced with different challenges. Lucy was asked about the biggest challenge she faced during this project and said: “The biggest pressure I faced was time. I had to manage my time the best I could, while making sure everything was perfect!”