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LIT Strongly Represented at Smarter Travel Student Multimedia Awards 2017

Students from third level colleges were awarded in the Belltable Theatre recently, for creating fantastic videos, animations, audio pieces, radio ads and poster illustrations for the National Transport Authority’s annual Multimedia Awards. The entries produced by students, encourage other students to consider choosing ‘smarter’ modes of transport; particularly walking, cycling, public transport and car sharing.


LIT were well represented on the winning podium on the day taking home six out of a possible nine awards. There was a clean sweep in the Audio category with LIT Audio and Sound Technology students winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes. Students of Multimedia Programming and Design, Keith Walsh and Aaron Grimes came 1st and 2nd in the Poster Illustration category while their class mate Olivia McNeely was awarded 3rd place in the Video Animation category. All award winning projects can be found at: https://www.smartertravelworkplaces.ie/resources-events/multimedia-awards-2017-winners/

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Left Image: Head of the IT department Dr. Janice O’Connell and lecturer Denise McEvoy with award winners and students of Multimedia Programming and Design Aaron Cremin, Keith Walsh, and Olivia Mc Neely.

Right Image: LIT students who were awarded at the recent Smarter Travel Multimedia Awards in the Belltable.
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“We are delighted with the quality and variety of entries, and our judges were equally impressed.  The students’ multimedia entries were both entertaining, and captured the positive aspects of making smart transport choices for the journey to college“.  Anne Graham, Chief Executive Officer, National Transport Authority.

One of the judges, Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent, RTÉ was “very impressed with the overall standard and quality of the entries. Collectively, they showed creative conceptual thinking, clever writing and skilled technical execution”.

 “I'm delighted our Music Technology and Production students have had such success in the Smarter Travel Multimedia awards. We are always eager for opportunities to collaborate on industry-related projects with companies and institutions beyond LIT and this competition was a great fit with our second year syllabus.” Roisin Crowley, Limerick Institute of Technology.

The Smarter Travel Campus Multimedia Awards are organised by the National Transport Authority. This was the third year of the Multimedia awards. It was open to third level institutions in Ireland who are partners of the Smarter Travel Campus programme.

Further information on the programme can be found at –

Website: www.smartertravelcampus.ie  

Facebook: www.facebook.com/smartertravelcampus

Twitter: @STcampus

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