UWTSD graduate selected to create award for Welsh Book of the Year 2017 ceremony


UWTSD Fine Art graduate, Caitlin Littlejohns, was one of the artists selected to create and produce an award for the Wales Book of the Year 2017 ceremony which was held in Cardiff this week.

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Caitlin was asked to produce a special award for the The Gwobr Barn y Bobl Golwg360 category (Welsh-language People’s Choice Award) which was awarded to Guto Dafydd, who captured the imagination of the reading public with his novel, Ymbelydredd (Y Lolfa).

All this year’s winners were announced at a special awards ceremony held in The Tramshed, Cardiff and hosted by BBC Radio Wales’ Eleri Siôn, in the company of the competition’s judges, shortlisted writers and their guests, publishers, partners and members of the public. 

Caitlin Littlejohns was delighted to be present at the ceremony this week to witness the award she designed and created being presented to winning author, Guto Dafydd.  She said:

"As a recent Graduate of Swansea College of Art it is a great privilege to have been given the opportunity to present my work in this sense. I’m delighted to be able to contribute to such a prestigious Welsh award.”

Owain Schiavone, Marketing Director at Golwg Cyf said:

“Golwg 360 is really happy to collaborate once again with Swansea College of Art (UWTSD). The work produced this year by the Artist, Caitlin Littlejohns for Gwobr Barn y Bobl (Peoples Prize) is of a high standard and is an excellent example of the work undertaken at Swansea College of Art. I’m sure that the winner will be extremely happy with the award”

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Caroline Thraves Head of the School of Fine and Media Arts at Swansea College of Arts (UWTSD) said “We are so pleased that our fine art graduate Caitlin was selected for the Welsh medium people’s prize for the Welsh book of the year. She is an excellent example of the talented graduates we have from the fine art programme at Swansea College of Art (UWTSD)”

Gwenllian Beynon, Welsh medium coordinator at UWTSD’s Swansea College of Art added:

“What a great evening at the Tramshed in Cardiff for the Welsh book of the year and thanks to Owain Schiavone from Golwg 360 for inviting us to be part of the award ceremony again this year and a huge congratulations to Caitlin Littlejohns for being selected to undertake the making of the award for the people’s choice for the Welsh book of the year, Caitlin graduated with a first class honours degree in fine art in the summer and undertook some of her studies in Welsh. Congratulations to Guto Dafydd for his fiction book Ymbelydredd, (Y Lolfa) who won the 360 people prize award”

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Further Information

For more information please contact Arwel Lloyd, Principal PR and Communications Officer, on 01267 676663 / arwel.lloyd@uwtsd.ac.uk