UWE student third in national illustration competition

Issue date: 15 May 2008


Zanny Mellor Zanny Mellor, an illustration student from the University of the West of England has won third prize in a national competition The Art of Nurture organised by Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance. The Art of Nurture competition gives students the chance to contribute to an advertising campaign that focuses on the Art of doing commercial finance deals with various types of businesses from start-ups to multi-nationals. The students were given a brief that allowed a choice of a range themes including 'leading the way', 'working together' and 'international expertise'.

Zanny Mellor chose the theme, 'Working Together' – she said, “Winning the prize reaffirms that my work is going in the right direction and has given me the confidence that goes with seeing that my work is valued. This is the first competition that I have entered and I will now enter every competition going so that my work gets seen.

“The image for this competition started as a series of doodled drawing in my sketch books. The block pyramid structures in the background indicate a sense of collaborative achievement. The two small figures in the foreground can either be seen to represent two people admiring their work or reflecting on the grand scale of their work.

“When I finish the course next year I am planning to work in the creative industry so I'm hoping that winning this prize will help with applications.”

Gary Embury, senior lecturer in illustration at UWE, said, “We are really pleased that one of our Level 2 Illustration students, Zanny Mellor has been placed in the first three of the finals of the Art of Nurture Competition. Ten students from the course were selected for the regional finals. Zanny faced stiff competition from Illustration students nationally, with over 50 colleges entering work. This follows on from last years 1st place win and demonstrates the continuing high level of achievement and ability of students on our course.”

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