Kate takes Bronze in International Design Competition

Grantham College student Kathryn Milne was awarded a Bronze at this year’s International Starpack Student Design awards in London.

Kate, who was up against University level students from as far away as Mexico, worked on a brief that was set by the Coca Cola Company. Kate had to come up with a packaging idea that would encourage digital/virtual interaction between the consumer and the supplier. Her idea was described as "being a credible marketing tool that would encourage repeat purchases" by Sanjay Patel from Coca Cola.

Kate is the fourth student studying Level 3 Art and Design at Grantham to win an award at the prestigious event. Live project briefs are used as part of the curriculum to allow the students to experience what it is like to work in the design industry. Level 3 course leader Wendy Turner said "I'm thrilled that Kate achieved a bronze and it demonstrated the professional standard of her work." Kate is progressing on to the Foundation Art and Design course at the college next year.     

The Starpack Awards is in its 59th Year and incorporates schools, colleges, university students and companies from the packaging design industry.

The awards presentation was held at the head office of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in London on 28 June 2017. As a Starpack winner Kate will also have the fantastic opportunity to enter into the Worldstar packaging awards.

“The competition has been a fantastic opportunity and I want to thank Wendy and the Art tutors for helping me through this process. The experience has given me a realistic insight into the industry as I had to work towards a brief and also received valuable feedback,” said Kathryn.  

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