13th July 2005




A design project by a third-year student at the University of Lincoln aimed at increasing the appeal of Viz magazine among young adults is being displayed at the London College of Fashion as part of a national competition.


Sally Turbutt (22), who has just completed a degree in Graphic Design at the university’s School of Art & Design in Hull, has reached the second round of judging in the young creative networks Design & Communication Awards 04.05.


The ycn awards highlight emerging creative talent and connect graduates with the design and advertising industries.


Design projects submitted in response to briefs put forward by different organisations ranging this year from Honda to the Cumbria Tourist Board undergo two rounds of judging before financial awards, work placements and Rockets (the actual award) are presented.

Between 14th and 21st July judges will visit the exhibition of commended work in the Fashion Space Gallery at London College of Fashion.

The work is then showcased in the ycn book which is published annually and distributed to art and design colleges and creative agencies and sold in book shops.


Sally, who graduates in September, was the only student commended for the Viz brief.


“I had to come up with a suitable advertising campaign to re-launch the well established magazine amongst a younger audience,” said Sally. “I chose to use Viz’s unique editorial approach as I felt that this would give younger readers an insight into what Viz is all about.


“I feel so honoured to have been commended and thrilled that my work will not only appear in the new Book 04.06 this year but also at the London College of Fashion.


“I encourage any student who is considering entering work into the ycn competition to do so, as the sense of achievement that I have received has been massive.”


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Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886244                       kstrawson@lincoln.ac.uk

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