Global marketing communications network MullenLowe Group has announced the winners of the MullenLowe NOVA Awards, the award winning arts and culture programme, run in partnership with leading art, design and performance college, Central Saint Martins.
Now in their eighth year, the MullenLowe NOVA Awards engage graduating students and industry leaders, identify and honour fresh creative thinking and provide the next generation of creative stars with a platform for recognition. Judges from MullenLowe Group were joined by their clients from Unilever, Sloggi and AkzoNobel, as well as Chief Curator of V&A East, Catherine Ince, London artist, curator and director of the Transition Gallery, Cathy Lomax and leading jewellery designer, Hannah Martin.
One winner, two runners up and the recipient of the Unilever #Unstereotype Award have been selected by the MullenLowe NOVA Awards expert judges, while the YourNOVA ‘Peoples’ Choice’ Award has been decided through a public online vote. Winners have been selected from 1,300 students graduating from Central Saint Martins covering courses across art, design, fashion and performance.
2018 MullenLowe NOVA Award Winner:
2018 MullenLowe NOVA Award Runners Up:
2018 Unilever #Unstereotype Award:
2018 YourNOVA ‘People’s Choice’ Award:
President of Global Creative Council, MullenLowe Group and Chief Creative Officer MullenLowe Group UK, Jose Miguel Sokoloff, says the work this year has been of outstanding quality. “Each year the work from the Central Saint Martins students gets better and better, and this year has been no exception. Once again, the students have demonstrated how connected they are to current affairs, and their efforts in trying to solve real-world problems never fails to inspire. Congratulations to all winners and shortlisted students, and good luck for your future endeavors,” he continued.
Professor Jeremy Till, Head of Central Saint Martins and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Arts London says the judges have once again surfaced the most compelling work in the college. “I don't know how the NOVA Awards judges do it. It is not even close to comparing oranges and apples – more like orangutans and apps, such is the diversity of disciplines and approaches on show. And yet, on an annual basis – now eight years in –– they have managed to draw out the fascinations and priorities of Central Saint Martins students’, their selection collectively frames a window into the dynamics and direction of this great arts and design institution.”