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21.12.05
Yet more major awards for University College Falmouth's graphic designers

Two 3rd-year BA(Hons) Graphic Design students from University College Falmouth, Russell Hancock and Rose Hall, have added yet more major awards to the spectacular tally of 19 already won by students from the course this year.

Russell Hancock won the Delabole Slate Best Student Film at the recent Cornwall Film Festival and Rose Hall has won Best in Show at the Future Talent Awards, fending off stiff competition from Leeds and Trent Polytechnic students who won silver and bronze.

Russell's winning submission for the Cornwall Film Festival, which he wrote, produced and directed, was a character comedy entitled Sunday Bench. The film uses time-jumping to explore alternative endings for its three protagonists whose stories unfold around an unwitting park bench. Following on from the success of BA(Hons) Film Studies student, Dan Johnson, with Kung Fu Stu in 2004, this is the second time that a student from University College Falmouth has won this prestigious award.

Rose answered the Make Milk Cool brief set as part of FutureBrand's FutureTalent Awards and won not only the Best in Show award, which was judged by such luminaries of the creative industries as Patrick Smith and Shane Greeves of FutureBrand, Bill Sherman of Nokia and Sir Peter Blake, but also the Best in Category Award and the Most Environmentally Aware Design Award.

Leading brand strategists, FutureBrand, launched the FutureTalent Awards in order to strengthen their links with colleges across the UK and seek out the best student creative talent.

Rose's clever redesign of the packaging, identity and brand mark for milk won her £1,500 in cash, a year-long work placement at distinguished agencies in Paris, London, Milan and Hamburg, 1 green aluminium can award, 1 silver aluminium can award, 3 perspex plaques, 1 professional portfolio, a £50 voucher for the London Graphics Centre and 1 year's subscription to Design Week.

"I warmly congratulate Russell and Rose on their achievements," said senior lecturer, Mark Woodhams. "The FutureTalent Award is probably the most high profile win we have had for many years. It is incredibly pleasing that Russell and Rose have collected yet another clutch of major awards and a real testament to the hard work of staff and students in an extremely competitive arena."

BA(Hons) Graphic Design at University College Falmouth was recently hailed 'a benchmark for others to follow' by external verifiers. For further information about the course, please contact Admissions on 01326 211077 or email admissions@falmouth.ac.uk.

For further information please contact Jilly Easterby, public relations officer on 01326 211077 or email: jilly.easterby@falmouth.ac.uk.

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