Eight students from Media Design School’s creative advertising programme have scored a Bronze Pencil and three Merits at the One Show’s Young Ones Competition in New York last night.
Jack Close and Alex Erkkila scored a Bronze Pencil for their Spotify Saplings campaign. Merits went to Jack Pfiszter & Theo Spruyt for Like your Passenger; Maria Manniak & Jono Entwhistle for Your Own Radio Station; and Alyssa Yeoman & Franco Ashton for Driving Collisions.
The competition is one of the most acclaimed international advertising, interactive and design student competitions, and each year it gets thousands of entries from students all over the world.
Says Kate Humphries, Programme Director, MDS: “What’s great about these wins is that all four of our student teams created their ideas in the first few weeks of the programme.
“That’s because, at the start of each year we alternate with a brief from either D&AD or The One Show, purely as a training wheels exercise because the timing of both shows unfortunately favours Northern Hemisphere students. So, we are truly delighted that this year’s students not only won a pencil at the One Show, they also scored three merit awards.
“A huge thank you to Tamryn Kerr, creative director, VMLY&R London (and an AdSchool graduate!), for interrupting her holiday back in NZ to come in and give feedback on their Spotify ideas to our fledgling creatives in the second week of our programme.”