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Fashion Designer crowned Nottingham Young Creative of the Year 2014

Karolina Stebelska, 17 from Sneinton, has been crowned the Nottingham Young Creative of the Year 2014. The Central College Nottingham student bagged the highest accolade of the prestigious awards event on Monday 19th May at the Royal Concert Hall

Karolina submitted her stunning and innovative fashion designs to the 6th Nottingham Young Creative Awards. The judges were impressed by her imaginative design and garment which represented the walls of the caves and the history of the people who lived and worked in them.  In particular Karolina’s designs captured the ‘Nottingham Loves’ Awards theme through her interpretation of the history of the caves and her representation of them through a dress which she designed and made. 

The Awards evening was opened by a personal film sent especially for the evening by Hetain Patel, the world renowned Nottingham choreographer and artist, and winner of the Creative Business Awards 2010. Hetain would have loved to be at the Concert Hall but he had a prior engagement with his own show “American Boy” opening at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre on the same evening. 

Throughout the evening the awards giving celebrated the best and brightest of Nottingham’s young creative talent. The awards categories showcased contributions across ten areas of creativity: music, dance, fashion, graphic design, creative writing, photography, architecture, film, animation and digital media and visual arts. 

This year entrants submitted their creative work in response to the theme “Nottingham Loves”. The awards capture young people’s perspective of Nottingham – their interpretation of what makes our city unique, distinctive and proud. 

The full list of award winners is below – 

“It has been a privilege to host this year’s Young Creative Awards” said Councillor David Mellen, Chair of the One Nottingham partnership.  “Every year I am humbled by the creativity, talent and professionalism of our young people here in Nottingham. We are proud to shine a light on their imagination, skill and dedication.”

Councillor Mellen continued:  “The judges had a hard time selecting the finalists from a very competitive field of truly high calibre Awards entries. The final 25 winners were chosen in recognition of exceptionally outstanding contributions to their creative disciplines.” 

“I would like to thank all of the Awards entertainers for their sparkling performances throughout the evening; Hetain Patel for taking time out of his flourishing career to support the next generation of Nottingham talent to emulate his success;  to Nottingham actress Rosamund Hanson for her heart felt words in awarding the Young Creative of the Year, to  the Awards sponsors for making the evening possible; and most importantly this year’s Awards finalists for their pure creativity and hard work – Nottingham is proud of you.” 

Entertainment at the awards evening was provided by Fraser Lowrie, who won the award for music in the 19 to 24 age group and by “Hello Tomorrow”.  Members of the band won in the music 16 to 18 year old award category.  A spectacular dance performance was provided by Dance 4, the winners of this year’s dance awards. 

The awards this year have been sponsored by Central College Nottingham, Confetti, Co-operative Membership, Dance 4, New College Nottingham, Nottingham City Care Partnership, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham University Business School – Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Skeleton Productions, Nottingham Music Service and Speedo.

Posted on 20 May 2014

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