Sharon wins council-run design competition

NRC Foundation Art & Design student Sharon McKeown is congratulated on her competition-winning sports award design by Councillor Pat McCudden, Dean Holmes, Sport & Play Development Officer, Jenni Coulter, Business Development Officer, Arts & Culture, and (back row) NRC director Brenda Crotty and NRC lecturer Peter Harvey. INNT 18-508CON
NRC Foundation Art & Design student Sharon McKeown is congratulated on her competition-winning sports award design by Councillor Pat McCudden, Dean Holmes, Sport & Play Development Officer, Jenni Coulter, Business Development Officer, Arts & Culture, and (back row) NRC director Brenda Crotty and NRC lecturer Peter Harvey. INNT 18-508CON

A FOUNDATION Studies Art & Design student at the Northern Regional College designed the eye-catching trophies handed out at the recent Newtownabbey Borough Council Sports Awards.

Sharon McKeown’s award winning submission was awarded the commission following a competition organised by the council. The theme of the competition was to celebrate the achievement, courage, commitment and sporting endeavour of the winners.

Darlene Hagan-Bezgin, Curriculum Manager, Art & Design commented: “Sharon embraced the design with energy and captured the essences of what was required from the brief drawn up by Newtownabbey Borough Council. She combined strong materials such as stainless steel with natural wood for the base which was obtained from wood salvaged from fallen trees at Mossley Mill. Sharon’s winning design is a contemporary and unique piece of work.”

The award winning design was made into eight separate pieces in collaboration with the college’s Engineering Department. They were then presented to each of the winners at the recent Sports Awards ceremony.

Darlene added: “This is a major celebration for the students and staff in the Art & Design Department at NRC Newtownabbey Campus, and in particular for Sharon. She is an outstanding and talented student who is currently studying for a Foundation Studies Art & Design qualification. We congratulate her and we would like to extend our thanks to the council for running this competition and for giving her the opportunity to plan, design and develop her work.”