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Multimedia awards presented to ‘smarter’ students

National Transport Authority presents multimedia awards to ‘smarter’ students

Awards for Smarter Travel Multimedia projects by third-level design and technology students were presented by the National Transport Authority at the Belltable Arts Centre in Limerick on Thursday 6th April 2017.

Projects including videos, animations, audio pieces, radio ads and poster illustrations were considered by the judges.

The entries produced by students, were aimed at encouraging 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.

Category winners:

  • Video/animation – Donal Kearns, Patryk Lewandowski and Carmen Vitour from the University of Limerick,
  • Poster/illustration – Keith Walsh from Limerick Institute of Technology
  • Audio – James Connolly, Graham Moloney and Ray Mooney, also from Limerick Institute of Technology.

All winners and winning entries can be viewed on

Anne Graham, Chief Executive Officer, National Transport Authority said: “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.”

Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent, RTÉ who was a judge said: “I was very impressed with the overall standard and quality of the entries.

“Collectively, they showed creative conceptual thinking, clever writing and skilled technical execution”.

Winners, Donal Kearns Patryk Lewandowski and Carmen Vitour said: 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”

Roisin Crowley of Limerick Institute of Technology said: “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.”

The Smarter Travel Campus Multimedia Awards are organised by the National Transport Authority. 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.

Editor’s Notes:

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

The Smarter Travel Campus Programme is implemented by the National Transport Authority with funding from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. The programme is aimed at Third Level Campuses in Ireland seeking to develop Workplace Travel Plans. Workplace Travel Plans have been shown internationally to reduce single occupancy car use on the commute by between 10% and 24%. Workplace Travel Plans also reduce costs associated with parking, business travel, fleet, CO2 emissions, absenteeism, and access issues. Further information on the programme and Partners can be found at

Further information on the programme can be found at –



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