Category winners in Best in Show chosen

16 Jun 2010

The winners in the five categories of the Digital Hub’s Best in Show competition have been announced, featuring environmentally-friendly design, Shakespearean literature, interactive tools to help young children learn about the solar system, and the use of digital media to promote a charitable cause.

Now in its fourth year, Best in Show is a competition for final-year creative students, who are invited to submit samples of their work to The Digital Hub for assessment by a team of digital media industry experts. 

This year, winning entries were chosen in five categories: Animation; Film and Video Production; Graphic Design / Visual Communications; Interior Design, and Multimedia. 

All category-winners get a two-week work placement in a high-profile digital media company.  In addition, the five winning entries now go forward for an online public vote, closing 21 June, and the winner of that will receive a prize of €1,000.

The five companies involved in this year’s Best in Show are: Design Squared, Kavaleer Productions, Pixelsoup, Red Diamond Media and Red Dog. 

The five category winners in Best in Show

  • The Animation category was won by Bruno Palma, who graduated from the Advanced Diploma in Animation at Ballyfermot College of Further Education last year. His winning entry was a short animated film called ‘Olinda’. 
  • A team of four won the Film and Video Productioncategory — Diarmaid Keane, Shane Brennan, Shane Doyle and Aaron Chalke, all of whom have just completed their final exams in the BSc in Multimedia course at DCU.  Their entry was a series of short films produced for broadcast on, the website of a charity – Pashli – that works with orphans and the elderly in Belarus. 
  • Edel Flynn won the Graphic Design / Visual Communications category for a design for a book aimed at making the works of William Shakespeare more accessible to a contemporary urban audience.  Flynn has just completed her final exams in the BA (Hons) Visual Communications course at Athlone Institute of Technology.
  • The Interior Design category was won by Katrine Westum, who is originally from Norway, but has been studying Interior Architecture at Griffith College, Dublin, for the past year.  Her winning entry focused on the interior design aspects of the renovation of an old building in Oslo, applying environmentally-friendly elements. 
  • The winner of the Multimedia category was Stefan Baz Berrios, a recent graduate from the MSc in Digital Media Technology at DIT.  His winning entry – called ‘i-Discover’ – is an Adobe Flash project, designed to teach children about the solar system. It operates as an interactive installation, using pressure mats, a projector, a Nintendo Wii remote control and an LED pen. 

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