The D&AD New Blood 2012 exhibition and awards celebrate the world's best young designer talent
The D&AD New Blood Awards are one of the most prestigious events in the design calendar – attracting student and graduates designers from all over the UK and overseas. Their work is judged in 23 categories – ranging from Advertising to Typography – with the very, very best being awarded a Student Yellow Pencil.
This is the ‘junior’ equivalent of D&AD’s prestigious Pencil awards, which are given to the very best professional design work and are highly prized worldwide. Shortlisted students can also win D&AD Best of Year prizes, although even a nomination for an award marks you out as being the cream of a very talented crop.
The New Blood 2012 awards were handed out at a glittering awards ceremony at Old Spitalfields Market in London E1 on Tuesday. The event was co-hosted by D&AD CEO Tim Lindsay and D&AD president Rosie Connell.
Unfortunately we don’t have space to here to list all the nominees and Best Of Year winners, so let's focus on those Student Yellow Pencil winners instead:
New Blood 2012 Student Yellow Pencil winners
- Fernando Barcelona and Juan David Manotas, Miami Ad School (USA)
- Adam Gäfvert, Frederik Broander and Jesper Stein, Beckmans School of Design (Sweden)
- Michael Pollard and Emma Leamore, University of Salford (UK)
- Louise Flanagan and Naomi Hodgson, University College of Central Lancashire (UK)
- Steven Kelly, Northumbria University (UK)
- Christina Smith and Claire Stokes, University of Lincoln (UK)
- Hayley Cole, Laura Cabello Molina, Martina Ricciardi, Olimpia Muñoz and Clare Eiluned Prowse, Miami Ad School (USA)
- Sarah Marie Hodnebo and Caroline Ekrem, Westerdals School of Communication (Norway)
- Justin Lim, Kenneth Au-Yeung, Stanley Lai and Yu-Chuan (Felix) Lai and Sarah Fung Simon Fraser University - Vancouver Campus (Canada)
- Daniel Sunden, Glasgow College of Art (UK)
- Linda Halaszova, LCC University of the Arts London (UK)
- Liz Beal, University of Huddersfield (UK)
There were no Student Yellow Pencil winners in this category.
- Francesca Hotchkin, University of Leeds (UK)
- Rupert Smissen, NUCA - Norwich University College of the Arts (UK)