Bucks’ New Blood winners!

It was great to see Kat and Kinga win a Graphite pencil at the D&AD New Blood awards this week – a big congratulations to them both! There entry ‘Run For Your Life’ was in the Adidas category – you can see the full campaign here https://www.dandad.org/awards/new-blood/2018/adidas/3222/run-for-your-life/

Well done Kat and Kinga!

The Run For Your Life campaign for Adidas

New Blood 2017 – Bucks winners!!

Ellis & Max receive a Graphite Pencil for their Mubi campaign ‘Less Time Wasting, More Time Watching’.

Tommy, Sherwin & Conrad; Max receive a Yellow Pencil for their Army campaign ‘Show Yourself’.

The New Blood Festival went extremely well – with lots of interest in the graduating students. Four of the students, Sam & King, Ellis & Max, won ‘Ones To Watch’ Awards

Sam & Kinga’s Tampax campaign

Congrats to the YCN winners


Max and Joe

Great news – we have 8 students winning at the 2016 YCN awards. so congratulations go out to Joe & Max, Charlie & Chloe, Holly & Miriam and Marc & Ellis – here are the lovely winners complete with cactus theme…


Holly & Miriam


Charlie & Chloe


Ellis, but no Marc -he’s surviving on a desert island for a week!


Bucks adschool do christmas lunch!!

Thank you, lovely Bradie, for organizing this year’s Christmas lunch!! A total success – great food, great games. Louie was the winner of best Christmas jumper – even if it wasn’t a jumper! Great suit, Louie!

decorated tables xmas party

Gosh! How smart…

b&w xmas party

Charlie, Bradie & Emily

Louie suit christmas

Louie’s award-winning Christmas suit


Thank you, Wunderman for a wonderful opportunity

Andrew ThomasWunderman’s Creative Director, Lauren Pierce Pleydon and Concept Lead, Andrew Thomas, set a 2 week brief, followed by a workshop with 3rd years – fab work was done for the charity, Chect. The top 3 teams were invited to spend the day at Wunderman’s to present their ideas to the client – Charlie & Chloe, Joe & Max and Alicia & Laura were the lucky teams who won the opportunity.

Andrew Thomas&students

The workshop awards – who won!

Congrats to Charlie & Emily, Charlie & Chloe, Jamie & Lucy, Joe & Max, Jordan & Libbi and Louie 7 Bradie, who were the top 6 scoring teams in this year’s Workshop Awards.

Each are awarded leading agency creatives as personal mentors. The students were judged by the work they produced for several Industry workshops – here’s the breakdown…


Jack watching the presentations…

Charlie & Chloe – Creature’s Creative Partner, Stuart Outhwaite, Charlie & Emily – 4Creative’s Jack Croft & Stacey Bird, Joe & Max – Leo Burnett’s Ben Newman & Milo Williams, Jordan & Libbi – Jay Packham and ian Cochran, Louie & Bradie – CHI’s Helen Pogerson and Jamie & Lucy – VCCP’s Creative Director, Rob Ellis.

Ben & milo

Ben & Milo offer a month long internship to Joe & Max – thank yoooooou!



3rd years create a brand for Saatchi & Saatchi

Saatchi arrivalAs soon as we received the “create a brand” brief from Saatchi & Saatchi, the 3rd year room was filled with business talk, making us all feel like we were starring on “The Apprentice”.

We expected Julie to morph into Lord Alan Sugar at any point.

Thankfully she didn’t!

We all made it to Saatchi&Saatchi without any cheesy team names, cheap suits or corny phrases like:

“I’m the king of business, and I wipe my bum with money because I’m gonna be so rich”.

With all our brands in hand, we revealed them to Alex Sattlecker & Linda Weitgasser.

We presented a range of ideas from sitcoms to medicines that make you sick. Holly & Joanna even touched on the hot topic of transgender.

Congratulations to

The overall winners:

Joe Shields & Charlie Raymont

(“Bisen” safety earphones)

Best Art Direction:

Bradie Lewis & Miriam Patience

(“Orb” the travel funding globe)

The Interesting Ideas:

Marc Reed

(“Touch Time” a watch for the blind)

Lucie Osbourne

(“Snug” the back pack designed for solo travelling)

Jamie Davies & Lucy Greenacronym_Lucy & Jamie

(“Acronym” the advertising sitcom)


Thank you to Alex & Linda for your time and a very interesting brief


Words by Liberty Papworth

Congrats to 3rd years Gina & Freya – winners at the GRT competition at the DMA awards!

image5The GRT competition – a great brief from Autistica – came to a head at the DMA awards in December. Up for the prizes were Gina & Freya, Kerry & Megan and Grace & Lo.With gina & Freya coming out on top – with a £1,000 first prize, coming second were Grace & Lo, winning £500. Well done all!

A big thank you to all at GRT especially Cordell, Stephen, Roj and Megan for making it a night to remember!