Student reaches competition finals

March 2022

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Applied General Extended Diploma in Art and Design student, Tia Akers, is one of four finalists in a competition launched by Untitled, a global platform by Talenthouse, offering young creators a place to learn and collaborate with brands, celebrities and educators.

Participants were asked to create artworks that show how they influenced their households to be cleaner, healthier, and more climate-aware.

Tia’s image depicted a ruin of a broken gateway in the depths of the Lake District. Her artist statement said: "in another sense this is also a gateway to a future without mankind. How, with time, nature will make its way back to civilisation and flourish with life and beauty. Showing that we can make a difference if we let Mother Nature run her course."

Tia's entry was shortlisted by judges and she won £50 worth of sustainable and ethical products and had her work posted on the Untitled social channels.

Lecturer Sam Humphreys said: "This is a fantastic achievement for Tia. The competition offered students an opportunity to showcase their creative ability and their commitment to environmental change."