First prize in the British Art Medal Society student bronze medal project was won this year by Keith Gilbert, an MA Fine Art student at Wolverhampton University School of Creative Arts and Design. From an entry of 105 medals in total, from 13 participating UK institutions, 1 from France, Keith's medal was awarded for overall excellence in the medallic medium. His medal, entitled Ragged Trousers, celebrates the century last year of the Robert Tressell novel the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. The Grand First Prize of £750 includes an additional amount for casting a duplicate medal to add to the Collection of the Worshipful Company of Founders.
Five students from Fine Art entered the competition this year, having cast their medals in the MK bronze foundry. Two students (Keith, and Sue Pitt, Level 4) were selected for the exhibition, to be held this year at Duncan of Jordanstone College Dundee during April.
Keith will be attending the prize-giving at Freemason's Hall London on 10th March.
Many congratulations to Keith on his success!
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