College design students strike Gold

Posted on Wednesday 5 September 2012

Top awards for students in a prestigious national packaging competition

Three students from the College have won top awards in a prestigious national packaging competition.  Organised by the Institute of Packaging, these annual awards are presented to professional designers, undergraduates and sixth form students from across the country.

This year’s challenge was to design the box for a children’s fun cake baking kit. Lucy Howe and Dayne Smith were both selected by judges to receive gold awards.  Lucy’s design was commended for its shelf appeal, range of ideas and clarity whilst Dayne was congratulated on the excellence of his imaginative model.  The novel ideas and quality of silver award winner Sabrina Franklin’s design were appreciated by award sponsors, The Benson Group.

Speaking after receiving his trophy at the national centre for the Institute of Packaging in Grantham, Dayne said: “ The ceremony was brilliant.  It was particularly good to learn from the professional designers who gave me a real insight into the elements of good design and their application in industry”.

Bob Dunn, teacher of design at the College, said “I was delighted by the enthusiasm and commitment of the students who produced boxes which challenged the best of the professional designs”.

To celebrate their work the students have had their outstanding designs published in the “Packaging Society Magazine”.  Their designs can also be seen on the Institute of Packaging Starpack website: .

Award winning students - Dayne Smith, Sabrina Franklin and Lucy Howes.

Award winning students - Dayne Smith, Sabrina Franklin and Lucy Howes.