Creative Edinburgh award winners named

The winners of the 2015 Creative Edinburgh Awards have been announced at an awards ceremony this evening, with spoken word, film and music curators Neu! Reekie! and fashion designer Judy R Clark among the winners.

Feature by News Team | 12 Nov 2015

Neu! Reekie! snapped up the City Award, awarded for "an outstanding creative contribution or activity that has promoted Edinburgh", while Judy R Clark won Creative Edinburgh's Independent Award.

Elsewhere, production company Something Something won two of the evening's nine awards, winning the Startup prize as well as the Commercial Award for their Wellpark animated video series for Tennents, while public art project Conversations for Change was awarded the Social Award for its series of exhibitions and events designed to promote conversation around mental health. 

The Collaboration Award went to the High School Resilience Project, a photography project involving photography students from Edinburgh Napier University alongside students and staff at St David's RC High School, while Alasdair Thomson, Faith Liddell and Jack Lennie won the Creativity, Leader and Student awards respectively.

The Creative Edinburgh Awards, now in their fourth year, were held at Leith multi-arts space The Biscuit Factory, with this year's physical awards in the form of scarves designed by fashion designer and illustrator Karen Mabon. See a full list of shortlisted nominees below, and read our interview with CE's executive director Janine Matheson.

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Creative Edinburgh Awards 2015 (winners in italics)

The City Award
Neu! Reekie!
City Link 2015 Edinburgh and Copenhagen
Edinburgh Student Art Festival

The Collaboration Award
Edinburgh Napier University – BA (Hons) Photography and St David's RC High 'High School Resilience Project'
Emily Millichip & Gabriella Marcella 'MARCELLA X MILLICHIP'
The Edinburgh Mela 'Bollywood Love Story'

The Commercial Award
Something Something 'Tennent's Lager Wellpark'
Karen Mabon
World Whiskey Day

The Creativity Award
Alasdair Thomson
Artlink Edinburgh 'Barter Workshop'
Julie Duffy 'Rhythmic Structure'

The Independent Award
Judy R Clark
Lynsey Jean Henderson
Want Some Studio – Marco Bevliacqua

The Leadership Award
Faith Liddell
Brian Baglow
Mark Daniels

The Social Award
Conversations for Change
Tinderbox Project

The Startup Award
Something Something
The Hunter Press

The Student Award
Jack Lennie – 'Tinker'
Briana Pegado – 'Edinburgh Student Art Festival'
Douglas James Greenwood – 'Frowning'