My dad is a photographer and since I was 15/16 I've helped where I can for some pocket money. I learnt how to take a good picture and how to work with clients and customers. Since being at uni I have not been as involved as I used to be but still did the occasional event.
In my 2nd year of University I created a design for the book Freakonomics and was shortlisted for my unique design. http://penguinrandomhousedesignaward.co.uk/pda2015_mhughes.php
In my first year of uni I entered YCN's domino brief for a new spin to advertise there 2 for Tuesday offer to make them stand out from other pizza offers. http://www.ycn.org/awards/news/810-2013-14-ycn-student-awards-commendations