27th September 2011, 5:46pm
Lincoln students scoop 1st, 2nd AND 3rd in national arts competition
Photography students Jon Higgins and Elizabeth Cheek at the awards ceremony in Battersea Three photography students at the University of Lincoln have swept the board in the UK heat of the European Young Creative Chevrolet contest.

Ami Errington came first, Jon W Higgins second and Elizabeth Cheek third in the competition which saw the car-maker challenge art students in 22 European countries to help it celebrate its 100-year anniversary.

A staggering 552 projects by 155 schools entered this year in the following five disciplines of applied arts: fashion, music, photography, video and visual arts.

The Lincoln three were invited to a star-studded winners launch last week held at Battersea Power Station among a host of iconic vintage cars and renowned creative leaders such as Neville Brody, Wayne Hemingway and Lucy Walker.

Keith James, Programme leader for BA (Hons) contemporary lens media at the University said: “We’re extremely proud of Ami, Jon and Elizabeth for coming top of the UK category in this prestigious competition.”

Lincoln's BA (Hons) Fashion Studies programme also enjoyed success in the competition with recent graduate Kirsty Brown claiming third prize in the Fashion category.

More about the competition: http://www.youngcreativechevrolet.eu/works/winners/country/2011

More about the London awards night: http://www.youngcreativechevrolet.eu/posts/view/what-a-night
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