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Student Graphic Design Competition Winners 2016/2017

Display Wizard are once again very happy to announce the winners of our annual graphic design competition for the 2016/2017 academic year.

The brief - for any UK-based student at a higher education facility - was to design two display stands looking at the social and cultural benefits of studying at their institution.

This year was tougher than ever to whittle the entrants down to the finalists and then the three winners. Take a look at the fantastic winning designs below!

First Prize - Farzana Ali - Blackburn College 

  • £500 grant

  • Wacom Intuous Pro Tablet

  • Internship with Display Wizard

  • 3x3 pop up stand and banner stand designs printed for the University/College.

Banner Stand3 x 3 Pop Up StandWhat the Judges Said About the Design:“This design was very imaginative and well-designed. Farzana has clearly carefully considered the brief which is great to see.”

"The essay carefully explained the inspiration for the design - with the hexagons representing cohesion within the College and the bees influenced by the crest of Blackburn."

Second Prize - Brian Taylor - University of Chester 

  • £100 grant

  • Their banner stand design printed for the University/College.

  • Internship with Display Wizard

Banner Stand Design3 x 3 Pop Up Stand DesignWhat the Judges Said About the Design:“We absolutely loved Brian’s design as it showed how University can help its students grow in their environment. The design is simple and effective, which we find is the best approach for display stands.”

"Brian's description explained the careful symbolism of all the aspects of the design, with the main focus on the flower representing the opportunities at university and in the city of Chester itself."

Third Prize - Lina Svensson - University of Coventry 

  • £50 grant

  • Their banner stand design printed for the University/College

  • Internship with Display Wizard

Banner Stand Design3 x 3 Pop Up Stand DesignWhat the Judges Said About the Design:“Lina’s design was technically excellent as well as clearly highlighting her passion for the University. The design is modern and energetic, showcasing the best aspects of both Coventry and the University”

"In her essay Lina stressed how her design was inspired by the importance of individuality, which she feels is a key part of her experience studying at Coventry University."For more information about the competition, or if you would like to enter next year's competition - please contact scholarships@displaywizard.co.uk or call 01995 606633.

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