Students from Truro and Penwith College were celebrated during an awards ceremony at a local GCSE and A Level art exhibition, sweeping up multiple awards for their designs and work.

The art and design students swept up multiple awards for their entries, with many being highly commended by top professionals from within the creative industries.

A wide variety of work was exhibited, from photography to fine art, film and animation to architecture, as part of the CreatED awards, hosted by Falmouth University at their Tremough campus.

Truro and Penwith students were joined by schools and colleges from Bodmin to Penzance, and showcased work handpicked by their lecturers.

The art and design team from the college were awarded four highly commended awards, whilst photography and media were awarded three.

The department also had four overall winners in a variation of categories, making the event not only a valuable experience but a huge confidence boost for students involved.

The students were judged by well-established professionals, from a variety of creative industries, including Grand Design’s Tom Raffield.

Amongst the winners were Truro-based James Francis King, for his designs in the post 16 graphics category, Ellie Moore from Penryn in the post 16 fine art category, Bodmin-based Cameron Rozard for the film and animation category and Zoie Beck from Padstow for the post 16 photography category.

Zoie said: “Truro College has been a great supporter during my two years at college.

“They have pursued my photography work to look beyond the naturalism of landscapes to more intimate formations.”

“Having the chance to show my work at CreateEd at Falmouth University has given me more confidence to go onto Plymouth University in September.

“Also, to experiment further on with my unique formations of landscapes and environmental awareness.”

Prizes for the students varied from professional portfolios and sketchbooks and all participants were presented with a certificate, as well as using the event as a way to network with sponsors such as Seasalt, Hall for Cornwall and Island Records.

The annual event was a huge success for all schools and College’s involved, and was a taster of the talent that is beginning to emerge into the creative industries.