Wightman runs away with prizes at Student Starpack Awards

17 May 2010

Blair Wightman studying Visual Communications at  Adam Smith College, Kirkcaldy took a Gold Star for his "Food on the Go - Japanese" entry into the Starpack Awards which the judges said was "Excellent throughout!".

Wightman didn't stop there - he went on to take the Benson Group Sponsored Award of £500. Nikki Clark, Benson's Creative Designer, handed over the cheque at the awards ceremony on 13 May at the IOM3 Boilerhouse in Grantham. Clark's comments were "Exceptional graphics and project thought process. Strong constructional design with carefully considered materials. Conveys style of food culture well".  

Wightman was selected to take part against 5 other students in the Dragons' Den competition where the six best students were selected to pitch their work in front of the audience and the five Dragons - Tim Lynch, Packaging Artwork Manager, Britvic Soft Drinks, Chair of the Judging Panel and Sponsor; Janine Burrows, Arts Development Manager, Tigerprint, Judge and Sponsor; Paul Castledine, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, Boxer, Judge and Sponsor; Andrew Barnetson, Corrugated Sector Manager, Confederation Paper Industries, Judge and Sponsor and  Peter Redfearn, Business Development  Director, DS Smith Packaging, Sponsor.  

Tim Lynch, as chair cast the final vote as the panel were locked in a tie but Wightman got the casting vote and received the title Student Starpack Champion and a further cheque for £100.

Blair now has his own website


Further information

Videos of finalists' pitches