8th July 2004




A Graphic Design student from the University of Lincoln has been awarded first prize in a prestigious international competition.


Final-year student Patricia Henningsson (23), who studies at the Lincoln School of Art and Design, received first prize in the Design & Art Direction Student Awards 2004.


Patricia, who is from Sweden, received the coveted Yellow Pencil, a 1,000 cash prize and a digital camera for her work on a Snappy Snaps advertising campaign for digital photographic printing.


Fellow student Simon Sopamena (25) received a commendation for his work on a Virgin Atlantic brief to design an airport departure lounge on the theme of a folly.


British Design & Art Direction (D&AD) is a professional association and charity representing the UKs thriving design and advertising communities.


The D&AD awards known as the Yellow Pencils - set the international benchmark for the very best in design, advertising and creative communication and are judged by juries of 200 internationally renowned creative practitioners.


Students at the University of Lincoln are no strangers to the Yellow Pencil known as the Oscar of the design world.


Lincoln student Nat Everard was awarded first prize in the coveted awards in 2002 for his illustration work. And last year Graphic Design student Joseph Roberts gained second place.



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01522 886625 lbird@lincoln.ac.uk

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