7th November 2006


The University of Lincoln’s annual review has scooped a top creative award for its innovative design.


The yearly report on the university’s progress won a bronze award in the Best Use of Typography category at the annual Cream Awards in Birmingham.


The university rubbed shoulders with Amnesty International, Somerfield, Saab, Calor, Corgi, Channel 4 as winners at the black tie event at the Burlington Hotel in Birmingham.


John Dowling of Dowling Design & Art Direction and photographer Andrew Weekes were at the event to receive their prize.


“Our annual review was very well received this year and we are delighted that the judges recognised the excellent creative work by John and Andrew,” said Ian Cairns, Director of Marketing at the university.


“We always aim to make our annual review stand out from the crowd and with help from our creative team we certainly achieved that this year.”


The judges were Andrew Lindsay of The Union in Edinburgh; Angus Walker of Frame in Glasgow; Bill Green of Funnel Creative in Manchester; David Bell from Poulter Group in Leeds; Graham Scott of Nevis Design in Edinburgh; and Paul Sudron of Elmwood in Edinburgh.


Among the other winners were Different Kettle, who won the Grand Prix for their work for Amnesty International, and Taxi Studio, who caught the chairman's eye with their quirky packaging for Somerfield pickles.


The Cream Awards celebrate their 10th year in 2006 and were set up to recognise and reward creative excellence in the English regions.




      Contact: Jez Ashberry      Tel: 01522 837294                            [uni16cream]