Jun 282014
The Shelf Awards 2014 winners, Sophia Johnson and Sophie Szilady, receive that all important pice of wood from founder Gary Sharpen

2014 winners, Sophia Johnson and Sophie Szilady, receive that all important piece of wood from The Shelf Awards founder Gary Sharpen

So, we’ve completed The Shelf Awards for another year. 12 very talented graduates spent a hectic evening, presenting, networking and generally impressing a very demanding audience of media experts. And these same experts also had the final say when it came to voting for the overall winners. As the founder of The Shelf Awards I’m pleased and proud to make a few observations on the 14th year of this unique programme. Continue reading »

Jun 212014

During the 14 year history of The Shelf Awards there are many things of which we are proud. Mainly that we have helped support over 150 graduates get started in their creative careers. We are also very proud that we’ve been able to do this without charging them or their universities a single penny.

Quite simply we believe that students and universities face an increasingly demanding financial burden. That’s why The Shelf Awards always have been free to enter. And they always will be. For this reason we would like to say a very big thank you to the supporters of The Shelf Awards, the people who help us to make it happen. Continue reading »

Jun 212014
Ran Stallard and Max Maclean, The Shelf Awards Winners 2013

Ran Stallard and Max Maclean, The Shelf Awards Winners 2013

“Looking back, we see The Shelf Awards as a catalyst for our career…we came away with an ability to sell ourselves as well as our ideas, that ultimately helped us get a job.”

The Shelf Awards are now in there 14th year. How does it feel to take part? How does it feel to win and pick up The Shelf itself? Last year’s winners, Ran Stallard and Max Maclean, give us the graduates’ view. Continue reading »

Jun 142014

The universities have submitted the best of their graduates. And we done the sifting. A lot of sifting. The standards were high and the decisions were tough. But we have our shortlist. The six creative teams that make up the shortlist for The Shelf Awards 2014.

The Shelf Awards 2014

Sophia Johnson and Sophie Szilady

Harriet Ronn and John Ogunmuyiwa

Lavan Jeyarupalingam and Kiefer McKenzie

Will Wright and James Lucking, School of Communication Arts

The Shelf Awards 2014

Tristan Lenczner and Simon Carr, University of Gloucestershire

Chloe Bishop and Christina Worman

The creative teams that will be contesting The Shelf Awards 2014 are:

Sophia Johnson and Sophie Szilady
Harriet Ronn and John Ogunmuyiwa
Bucks New University
Course Leader Julie Wright

Lavan Jeyarupalingam and Kiefer McKenzie
Will Wright and James Lucking
School of Communication Arts
Course Leader Marc Lewis

Tristan Lenczner and Simon Carr
University of Gloucestershire
Course Leader Frank Holmes

Chloe Bishop and Christina Worman
University of Lincoln
Course Leader Giles Lingwood

The graduates will be joining us at The Shelf Awards 2014 on 24 June in London where they will get the opportunity to showcase their work and network with an audience of specially invited guests including leading creative directors, copywriters, art directors, recruiters and other industry experts.

In the past this opportunity has led to all-important work placements. In turn these have also led to full time employment.

The winning graduates on the night, uniquely selected by the votes of the guests themselves, will also receive the coveted Shelf – so called because the winners will be able to use it to display the awards they will no doubt be picking up in their future careers.

Please joining us in congratulating the graduates who have made the shortlist for The Shelf Awards 2014.

You can find out more about The Shelf Awards here and by dropping us a line.

May 152014

The Shelf Awards

The Shelf Awards are coming. We’re in our 14th year. We’re calling for entries. We’re partnering up with supporters. And most importantly of all we’re once again supporting the creative talent of the future. Whether you’re a graduate or university looking to enter, or you want to show your support here’s what you need to know.

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