Campus Multimedia Awards 2017

Smarter Travel Campus Multimedia Awards 2017

Sean Murray and Christy O Brian from Limerick IT coming in third place in the audio category

Students from third level colleges were awarded in the Belltable Theatre on the 6th of April 2017, for creating fantastic videos, animations, audio pieces, radio ads and poster illustrations for the National Transport Authority’s annual Multimedia Awards. The entries produced by students, encourage other students to consider choosing ‘smarter’ modes of transport; particularly walking, cycling, public transport and car sharing.

The awards are supported by colleges nationally and in particular in Limerick by Limerick Smarter Travel.

The overall winners in the video/animation category were Donal Kearns, Patryk Lewandowski and Carmen Vitour from the University of Limerick, Keith Walsh from Limerick Institute of Technology won the poster/illustration category and the audio category winners were James Connolly, Graham Moloney and Ray Mooney, also from Limerick Institute of Technology. 2nd and 3rd place winners came from the University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology and Limerick College of Further Education. The winning entries can be viewed on the winners page.

“We are delighted with the quality and variety of entries, and our judges were equally impressed.  The students’ multimedia entries were both entertaining, and captured the positive aspects of making smart transport choices for the journey to college“.  Anne Graham, Chief Executive Officer, National Transport Authority.

One of the judges, Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent, RTÉ was “very impressed with the overall standard and quality of the entries. Collectively, they showed creative conceptual thinking, clever writing and skilled technical execution”.

We had an amazing experience, met some inspiring people in our journey to promote smarter travel. We had great fun and would definitely recommend other students to participate in this competition”. Winners, Donal Kearns Patryk Lewandowski and Carmen Vitour.

“I’m delighted our Music Technology and Production students have had such success in the Smarter Travel Multimedia awards. We are always eager for opportunities to collaborate on industry-related projects with companies and institutions beyond LIT and this competition was a great fit with our second year syllabus.” Roisin Crowley, Limerick Institute of Technology.

“The Smarter Travel Multimedia Awards had afforded our students an excellent showcase for their work within a real-world scenario environment. They offer the opportunity to not only gain experience and exposure, but really think about lifestyle choices and the effects smarter travel have on their lives, their peers, family and the wider community. The students really engage with the concept of the Awards, it really adds both interest and weight to their course work, it gives the classroom an excited buzz and attending the awards ceremony is one of the highlights of the academic year for the students. The success of the students over the last three years demonstrates the high calibre of both our students and our digital media programmes at LIT.” Denise McEvoy, Lecturer & Human Computer Interaction Research Group, Department of Information Technology, Limerick Institute of Technology.

The Smarter Travel Multimedia Awards 2017 were judged by an external panel of expert judges.

– Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent, RTÉ

– Aoife Hearne, Account Manager Javelin Group

– Dylan Cotter, Executive Creative Director, Irish International

– Kenneth McKenzie, Strategic Planning Director, Target McConnells

Photos from the Smarter Travel Student Multimedia Awards can be viewed at:

The Smarter Travel Campus Multimedia Awards are organised by the National Transport Authority’s Smarter Travel Campus team. This was the third year of the Multimedia awards. It was open to third level institutions in Ireland who are partners of the Smarter Travel Campus programme. If you would like to discuss how your students can get involved in the 2018 awards please get in touch 

Janice O’Connell, Head of Information Technology Dept. & Denise McEvoy, Lecturer & Human Computer Interaction Research Group, Department of Information Technology,Smarter Travel Student Multimedia Awards winners, Olivia McNeely, Aaron Cremins, Keith Walsh, from Limerick Institute of Technology


Olivia McNeely from Limerick IT, coming in third place in the poster/illustration category.

Robert O Connor and Louise Berg from the University of Limerick, second place in the video/animation category.

Pictured at the award ceremony at the Belltable Theatre was winners in the video/animation category, Donal Kearns and Patryk Lewandowski from the University of Limerick

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