2016 – Goals and Dreams

“Reach high, for stars are hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”

The Nottingham Young Creative Awards 2016 are looking for young creative people to enter their work for this exciting and rewarding opportunity.

The theme is “Goals and Dreams”. We want you to let your imagination flow and ambitions fly and enter pieces of work that reflect your aspirations for both yourself and Nottingham.

Goals and Dreams reflect our city.

Nottingham has always had great ambition; as a city we are proud of our achievements, such as winning the titles of City of Football and Home of Sport. Winning and hosting great sporting events, bringing people from across the world to our region.

So in our City of Football your goal could be around creatively representing the “beautiful game”, or about succeeding in football. Nottingham City of Football is keen to see your entries, as they are looking for new and imaginative ways of marketing the game. City of Football is about finding new markets, new players and new ways of playing. Your entry may encourage any of these.

There are also many other ways in which you could connect or interpret the Young Creative Awards 2016 theme “Goals and Dreams”.

In the 2016 competition, we want you to let us know what drives you, what you dream of becoming or doing, what are your hopes and aspirations for the future. We all have wings but we sometimes need to take flight and this is your opportunity to break out and express yourself.

“Goals” can be scored, or set, and dreams can be followed in many ways. You entry could be sport oriented, or it could feature your goals and dreams in any of the creative industries. You can develop your entry in any way you want, it could even simply be your personal goals and dreams, or your dreams for the city of Nottingham. You could connect football, culture, arts and technology! The field is open for you to include your goals and dreams in any of the categories and in any of the areas of creativity and culture that Nottingham is renowned for.

The 2016 Young Creative Awards have now ended. The awards night took place at the Nottingham Playhouse on Wednesday 18th May 2016.


YCA 2016 overall winner

Rebecca Constable

I cannot describe the suspension in the air as we waited for the winner to be announced, over 350 amazing people summited unbelievable good work all deserving to win.

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Animation and Digital Media winners

Zakk Jones - 16-18 Age Group

Adikah Patterson - 19-24 Age Group

Design and Architecture winners

Courtney Clarke - 16-18 Age Group

Josh Bull - 19-24 Age Group

Creative Writing winners

Anushka Shah - 13-15 Age Group

Elizabeth O’Riordan - 16-18 Age Group

Rebecca Constable - 19-24 Age Group

Dance winners

Rebecca Moore - 13-15 Age Group

Tsz Tsing Tammy Tsang - 16-18 Age Group

Hal Mayer - 19-24 Age Group

Fashion and Textiles winners

Hannah Ward - 13-15 Age Group

Alice Lea Crowe - 16-18 Age Group

Ben Chandler - 19-24 Age Group

Film winners

Kai-Yan Lai - 13-15 Age Group

Renate Saifutdinova - 16-18 Age Group

Emily Deck - 19-24 Age Group

Graphic Design winners

Georgia Carson - 16-18 Age Group

Rianne Gregory - 19-24 Age Group

Music winners

Malfunction - 13-15 Age Group

Super Furniture - 16-18 Age Group

Peter Beardsworth - 19-24 Age Group

Photography winners

Sophie Townhill - 16-18 Age Group

Kim Watson - 19-24 Age Group

Visual Arts winners

Amrez Amjad - 13-15 Age Group

Romanie-Jade Tulloch - 16-18 Age Group

Manel Pascual Bafaluy - 19-24 Age Group