Kingston’s top publishers collect their gongs


Kingston’s 2010/11 MA Publishing Oscars honoured the best and the brightest of our outgoing students last semester. In a ceremony involving the option of dressing as your favourite book character, the prizes were awarded by lecturers Alison Baverstock (dressed as Sally from Lisa Alther’s Original Sins), Anna Faherty (dressed as Asterix the Gaul) and Judith Watts (dressed as Edward from Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight). The evening’s proceedings also included some highly-competitive literary games.

And the winners are…

Best Overall Contributor: Peter Kenyon

Mature student Peter Kenyon slept in a camper van while he studied at Kingston, and still kept everyone - students and lecturers alike - entertained and on their toes

Best Business Brain: Kjell Eldor

Our very own 'Sherlock', Kjell Eldor finds business planning an elementary process

Best Student Researcher: Leah Feltham

Conscientious, committed and charming, Leah Feltham's got it all

Student Most Empathetic to the Position of the Author: Alice Saggers

Described by her tutors as "every inch the editor", empathetic Alice Saggers struts her stuff on the red carpet

Idea Presented in an Assignment Most Likely to See Fulfillment in a Publishing Project: Frankie Jones

'Ancient Mariner' Frankie Jones demonstrates the same creativity she applied to her publishing product concept: a surefire winner

Best Use of Placement: George Maudsley

Mr Versatility, George Maudsley, shows why he did so well on placement: he's willing to turn his hand to anything

There were also two prizes awarded to celebrate the publication of RiPPLE 2011, to project managers Allison Hall and Frankie Jones (again). And a prize for the best piece of writing (to motivate an author to complete an Author Publicity Form) went to Lisa Winn, who unfortunately couldn’t be there to collect her statuette. The prize for best fancy dress went to the sparklingly vampiric Judith Watts.

Lecturer Judith 'Edward' Watts accepts her fancy dress award from Course Leader Alison 'Sally' Baverstock

The full list of nominees included Neil Atkinson, Meskerem Berhane, Amy Cartwright, Teresa Coelho, Julia De Rosa, Holly Kate Donmall, Lauren Forry, Jennifer Glover, Serina Gothard, Liu Hsaio-Hao, Renata Kasprazk, Esther Lee, Maria Lucien, Neha Matkar, Deirdre O’Connell, Victoria Oundjian, Lauren Povey, Sandra Sawicka, Branko Unkovski-Korica. We wish we could have given prizes to them all…

Anna 'Asterix' Faherty oversees publishing pictionary, with the other Sherlock of the night, Lauren Forry

MA Publishing Class of 2010/11. "Everyone say profit!"

With thanks to Laura Bottomley for her excellent paparazzi skills.

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