Student wins Royal Opera House design contest

Detail from the poster
Detail from the poster

A student from Aylesbury has won a national poster competition and will have his creation exhibited at London’s Royal Opera House.

Jonny Graham, who studies graphic design at Amersham & Wycombe College, entered the Royal Opera House Design Challenge.

And among more than 400 entrants, Jonny won the new Director’s Choice Award for his poster (pictured), decided by stage director David Stevenson.

Jonny,of Tring Road, will also get the chance to work for a day at the Royal Opera House.

The competition is open to students from the Skills Academy College network, of which Amersham & Wycombe College is a founder member, and this year’s challenge was based on Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty.

Joint chief executive of creative and cultural skills Pauline Tambling said: “We’re delighted with the success of the design challenge which is giving students the opportunity to learn and work within one of our most prestigious cultural venues.”