Three Curtin students studying at the Charles Telfair Institute in Mauritius have won the highly prestigious and competitive award Ignite, for the fourth consecutive year.
The annual contest organised by Maurice Publicité Ogilvy and Mather, one of the oldest and most-well established agencies in Mauritius, awards the best Graphic Design and Advertising portfolio of final-year students from tertiary academic institutions in Mauritius.
The award recognises the student’s talent and skills acquired over three years of studies in the Curtin course, Bachelor of Arts (Creative Advertising and Graphic Design).
The portfolios were judged by a jury of Creative Directors, who granted first place to Ashna Purmessory, second to Yoshika Gopaul, and third to Melanie Nicolin. Charles Telfair Institute (CTI) also took home the highly regarded, Ignite trophy.
Yoshika Gopaul believes that this course has laid the foundations she needed in becoming a competitive graphic designer.
“It has taught me lots of innovative things about graphic design and the digital world outside of textbooks”, Ms Gopaul says.
In addition to the awards, the students have been offered an internship at Maurice Publicité Ogilvy and Mather, gaining them further industry networking opportunities and exposure. This internship will allow them to broaden their skills and gain valuable learning experiences at one of the leading communications agencies in Mauritius.
Sarita Hardin-Ramanan, the Head of IT Design and Communications at CTI, believes that due to the institute’s commitment to Work Integrated Learning, students are much better placed within the industry having gained valuable networking opportunities.
“We are doing our utmost best to provide students with as much industry exposure as possible, not only through internships but also working jointly with companies, who share their experience with our students. We strongly believe that all of this would not have been possible without Curtin’s highly comprehensive curriculum and amazing support”, Ms Hardin-Ramanan stated.