The Kent Further Education colleges (KFE) Creative Design Fest involved eight colleges from across Kent in eight different categories including photography, graphic design and video.

The competition aims to showcase the best creative talent across the county, and the quality of this year’s competition meant our judges had a tough decision – they even asked for the inclusion of a Special Mention section to be added!

Head judge Chris Newberry from Wildwood Media said “Creative Fest is not only a fantastic opportunity for students to have their work showcased but also for others to see how incredible some of this work is. I was proud to head up the judging panel that was made up of professionals from the creative industry, and we were all immensely impressed with the quality of work. Putting yourself out there can be big step for creatives and it’s never easy, so for these students to do so at this stage is very important. The quality of work was really high and I’m looking forward to seeing their work next year!”

Our judges also included Si Roots from The Hideout, Laura Curtis and Darryl Hartley from Fabrick, Charlie Elms from 10 Years’ Time and Emma Bunyard from UCA.

MidKent College students did exceptionally well across the board including:

Video Fiction special mention: Adam Haynes

Photography Narrative winner: Eleanor Luciani

Photography Portrait winner: Freya Sage

Photography Digital Manipulation winner: Annalise Richards

Graphic Design Illustration winner: Caspian Reynolds

Graphic Design poster winner: Jack Faulkner

Ross Buttery, deputy head of department for Creative Media and ICT, said “It’s great to see the creative talent, commitment and dedication from not only our College students, but those across Kent. I’m really proud of the standard of work that our students produced, and would like to extend our thanks to our judges for sharing their industry expertise and insights.”