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Winners announced for UCA’s Study Abroad Competition

Three 2018/2019 exchange students from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) have won the Study Abroad Photo, Video and Testimonial Competition.

Each of the thirty-three UCA students currently studying or working abroad had the opportunity to enter the competition to win one of three £50 prizes.

The aim of the competition was to give students the chance to capture and share their Study Abroad experience: the freedom they had to explore, learn and immerse themselves in a new culture, meet new people and enhance their skills as an art professional. Students could win by submitting photos and/or a testimonial and/or a video.

© Grace Horler

© Grace Horler

BA (Hons) Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery, Metalwork student Grace Horler was the winner of the testimonial/photo competition. She worked as a graduate intern in a contemporary jewellery gallery in Barcelona. Grace took a photo that recalled her favourite sunny square in Barcelona, where she and her friends would often grab a drink, hang out and embrace the typical Spanish lifestyle. 

Grace said: “I worked in a contemporary jewellery gallery, Klimt02, promoting them online among the international community as well as helping to promote their exhibitions. I decided to stay in Barcelona after the internship ended, and found a workshop where I can continue to make my own jewellery.”

'Barcelona' © Evie Grippaudo

© Evie Grippaudo

BA (Hons) Fashion Design student Evie Grippaudo won the photo competition. “I was lucky enough to spend six months living and studying in the beautiful city of Barcelona,” she said. “Being fluent in English and Spanish, Barcelona gave me the chance to study Fashion Design in a new and different way, as well as learning the local dialect of Catalan.”

Lastly, Rebecca Bradford a BA (Hons) Graphic Design student was the video competition winner, with her short film about Barcelona, the city where she undertook her Erasmus exchange.

To find out more about UCA's international opportunities visit the Study Abroad Pages.