Publishing students win at London Book Fair’s International Excellence Awards 2019
Written by Jack May
Two students from London College of Communication’s MA Publishing course won awards at London Book Fair 2019’s International Excellence Awards – winning two out of three of the prizes up for grabs.
Emilie Hames won the Postgraduate Dissertation Prize for 'Environment Sustainability within the UK Book Publishing Industry’, and Leanne Manfredi won Best Major Project for ‘Re-Imagining the Archive: activating creativity through publishing’. Emilie was also rewarded with overall winner.
Fanny Allart, who currently studies on London College of Communication’s MA Public Relations course, won the third of the three awards for her undergraduate dissertation whilst a student at Oxford Brookes University.
The Association for Publishing Education (APE) rewards deserving dissertations and prize-worthy projects, selected from the best final projects and dissertations from Publishing courses across the UK Publishing courses.
Emilie, Leanne and Fanny were awarded at the prestigious ceremony Olympia London in March, and were invited to present their research at the publishing education showcase at the London Book Fair.
Frania Hall, Course Leader for MA Publishing at London College of Communication, said: “We are extremely proud of Emilie and Leanne. They worked very hard on their projects and followed through on ideas that were cutting edge and innovative. Congratulations to both of them for their very well-deserved prizes.”