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Animation is a winner
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A Pembrokeshire College multimedia student scooped one of the top prizes for a second-year running in the All Wales Multimedia Competition run by Road Safety Wales.
Ben Dazeley, a second year Computers and Design (Interactive Media) student from Carmarthen, was picked as the overall winner for the Dyfed Powys Police region with fellow students Theo Payne and Wade Monaghan-Plews being awarded runner-up prizes.
The sixth All Wales Multimedia Competition, run by Road Safety Wales, challenged all Welsh schools, colleges and youth groups to devise, perform and record a presentation with an anti drink-drive message using a variety of genre: film, music, PowerPoint, poetry, animation – the choice was theirs.
Four regional winners were selected who each received a £500 prize and travelled to Llandudno Junction last week to view their work on the big screen at the launch of the All Wales Anti Drink and Drug Driving campaign. The winning entries will now be used by police and their partners in Road Safety Wales to highlight the consequences of drink driving.
Ben’s winning entry, titled ‘Barcula’, impressed judges with its use of humour to get across a serious message. Judges commented on the way in which Ben utilised his terrific animation skills to deliver the message that driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs is an undesirable cocktail which brings with it a host of very negative consequences. Ben, who is hoping to progress to Swansea or Cardiff University to study graphic design, commented: “I wanted to create something different and memorable to get the message across. The multimedia course at Pembrokeshire College has taught us loads about different forms of graphic communication and has meant that we have a well-rounded understanding of all the topics and concepts.”
John Gobbi, Pembrokeshire County Council’s Road Safety Officer, presented Ben with his official certificate at the College on Friday which coincided with the College’s own road safety awareness campaign running from 1-19 December. John commented: “We are once again pleased to be collaborating with Pembrokeshire College on addressing the important issue of road safety amongst our young people. The students produced some brilliant animations; my congratulations go to the winner – Ben, but not forgetting Theo Payne and Wade Monaghan-Plews who also produced some excellent work.”
Susan Storch, Chair of Road Safety Wales, added: “The festive season should be a time when people enjoy themselves. Unfortunately, too many drivers are still prepared to risk driving under the influence of drink or drugs. No-one should be in any doubt that alcohol, in any amount, will have a detrimental effect on driving ability. Every year across Wales and the UK, impaired driving causes unnecessary deaths and casualties that could easily be prevented.
“I hope these films will bring the message home to all who see them, that drinking and driving is gambling with your licence, your life and the lives of other people.”
All four films can be viewed at: www.youtube.com/user/rospatube