Tech students bring home haul of awards from media showcase

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Students from the North West Regional College’s (NWRC) School of Media, Multimedia and Arts in Londonderry were once again to the fore following their stellar achievements at the recent 2015 Ulster Media Show Awards from which they brought home a haul of awards.

The awards are an innovative showcasing of top media students from all of Northern Ireland’s leading Colleges and Universities.

This annual event celebrates the best work by creative and digital media students from North West Regional College, Belfast Metropolitan College and the University of Ulster, each of whom, in partnership with a number of leading industry organisations including the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Ulster Television (UTV), form the Northern Ireland Skillset Media Academy.

The ~Skillset Academy is aimed at developing a new wave of talent to create the style concepts and media content of the future.

Hosted by Belfast Metropolitan College, the event was attended by a who’s who of leading professionals from the media industry, the event included the presentation of awards to students in categories which included moving image (fiction and non-fiction) Interactive content, Photography and radio. Local winners from the North West Regional College, included Michael Foster, in the Moving Image category, and David Tedstone who took the top prize in the Photography section.

NWRC winners were Moving Image - Fiction, 1st Prize, Michael Foster; Moving Image - Non-fiction, 2nd Prize, Paul Brown; Interactive Content, 3rd Prize, Cormac Donaghy; Photography, 1st Prize: David Tedstone, 3rd prize, Mark Simpson.