22nd July 2004




Graphic Design students at the University of Lincoln are celebrating after winning prizes in a competition to design adverts for bus shelters.


For the second year running students from the university have been successful in the Adshel Student Design Awards.


Gary Howe (22) was awarded second prize of £750 for his work on the Carling Black Label advertising brief.  This is the second year that Gary has been successful, having won the award last year.


Second prize for an advertising brief set by MTV went to Charlotte Dembenski (22) and Louise Browne (22). Both received cheques for £750.


Sarah Bradley (21) was commended for her work by MTV and received the sponsor’s prize of a work placement at Point Blank, the creative agency of the popular music channel.


Organised by Adshel, the UK’s leading bus shelter advertising company, the awards challenge young designers to create imaginative adverts for bus shelters.


The awards are judged by leading industry creatives and enable students to work on real advertising briefs. 


Adshel also award students whose work they consider as “funny and off brief”.  These entries are then displayed in their Rogues Gallery.


Students Kev Aukhauj, Emma Steele, Pratixa Parekh and Simon Sopamena were all nominated for their MTV campaign while Ian Cant, Robert Brannan and Gareth Evans picked up awards for their work on the easyJet campaign.


This year's awards attracted over 700 entries from more than 50 colleges and universities across the UK.


The awards ceremony was held at London's Pacha Nightclub where the winning entries were on display. 


For more information contact:

Lindsey Bird, Assistant Press Officer

01522 886625                                  lbird@lincoln.ac.uk