This is exciting! As regular followers of this blog will know, for part of my final year at university we had to enter a competition. I entered 'Picturing Time' by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. This was way back at the beginning of the year. So when I found out last month that my animation had been shortlisted I was very, happily, surprised. Imagine then, when on Monday I found out that I had been selected for an award, how surprised I was. I was instructed to go down to London on Thursday evening to attend the Private View.
I received a Highly Commended award in Animation. Out of 220 entries, my piece was among the top 6. You can read about the other prize winners here.
It was incredibly posh; we were announced as we arrived and provided with plenty of champagne. It was also incredibly hot, I was melting, and a merry little photographer kept trying to grab me for photo's which was a little embarrassing... I'm not used to the spotlight!
|Sam Richwood from my course at uni was also shortlisted, click the photo to see more of his work.|
I still can't really believe it! I've had a piece exhibited in London, and won a prize. All from my little animation I made in my bed room on a make shift tripod duct taped to the wall.
|My animation on the screen.|
|Receiving the award.|
|My tutors, Cathie and Anna, and I.|
Everyone I spoke to was so lovely, I had a great evening. So, I better had post this animation up here again, in case anyone wants to see it!