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Sheffield Hallam students in the spotlight at television awards

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Students from Sheffield Hallam University are celebrating after triumphing at the Royal Television Society (RTS) Yorkshire Student Television Awards.

Awards were given out for six categories; animation, factual, comedy & entertainment, drama, news, and short feature, with Hallam students triumphing in two fields.

The award in the Animation Category went to Edd Benson for his production Out on a Limb, which the award jury said was "a timely and thought provoking piece" which they enjoyed for its strong entertainment value, and combining emotions and in depth character animations with a simple design.

Hallam students also picked up the award in the Comedy & Entertainment Category. Amy Parker, Kirean Boughan, Lauren Griggs, Beth Elston and Chris Kelly received the prize for their film, Tug of War, which the jury commended for its structure of a clear set up, middle and pay off.

Another Hallam student, Cara Webb, won the Animation - Craft Production Design award.

The awards recognise the best in student television from across the region and were hosted by BBC Look North presenter Amy Garcia.

For press information: Tim Ward in the Sheffield Hallam University press office on 0114 225 2811 or email

Amy Parker and Kirean Boughan
Edd Benson
Cara Webb

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