VIDEO: Uttlesford Citizens Advice Bureau announces the winners of its film and poster competition

SWHCS students Rosie Millar, Callum Cladingboel and Ruth Ingrey

SWHCS students Rosie Millar, Callum Cladingboel and Ruth Ingrey - Credit: Archant

FILM and poster designs which have won a charity competition were picked out for their “freshness and spontaneity”.

NFG students Erin Brandrith-Bossert, Abi Daniels and Maddy Cullum

NFG students Erin Brandrith-Bossert, Abi Daniels and Maddy Cullum - Credit: Archant

Uttlesford Citizens Advice Bureau organised the competition for 15-21 year olds with a brief to create a film or poster which will encourage youth awareness of its service.

Erin Brandrith-Bossert, Abigail Daniels and Maddy Cullum, Year 10 students at Newport Free Grammar (NFG) won the poster competition. Their poster, using a friend as a model, shows a lonely figure surrounded by words describing the kind of issues the CAB supports, such as money and family problems.

Winning the film category were Saffron Walden County High School (SWCHS) students Rosie Millar and Callum Cladingboel, Year 11, and Ruth Ingre, Year 12. Thir 90-second film, which has a strong superhero theme, shows a young man struggling to get ahead. His friends take him to the CAB where he discovers his ‘inner superhero’ who is able to deal with his problems.

The winners were offered experience at youth lifestyle magazine, RWD Magazine – who co-sponsored the competition alongside Saffron Screen – to learn about the workings of a magazine and its film department. The NFG team has already taken up the opportunity and the SWCHS team will soon be following suit.

The teams will also be given £500 worth of goodies.

The winning poster and film will be used locally to promote the work of the CAB, while the winning film will be shown at Saffron Screen in June and showcased on

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A judging panel – made up of Nigel Wells, managing director and founder of RWD Magazine, Mike Chetcuti, youth marketing specialist, Kate Robson, manager of Uttlesford CAB; Paul Willmott, technical manager from Saffron Screen and Sean Dunwoody, youth representative and local web developer – were taken aback by the quality of the entries.

Mrs Robson said: “We were impressed by the way the young people had interpreted the brief. Both the film and the poster had a freshness and spontaneity which was really appealing.”

Commenting on the film, Paul Willmott, technical manager from Saffron Screen, said: “It is very difficult to produce a good film that only lasts a few minutes, but this talented group have achieved this with a light and quirky film that gets the CAB message across extremely well.”

Marvis Cudjoe, teacher of Design & Technology at NFG, said: ‘We encouraged Key Stage 4 and 5 students studying Graphic Products, Media Studies and ICT to get involved in the competition. The response from students was really good, demonstrating a wide range of design skills.

“We are incredibly proud of the girls who have won, and a special thank you to Ivo Garnham for his modelling contribution.’

• Uttlesford CAB received more than 11,000 calls and visits last year. The charity ran the competition to reach more young people in the district. Visit