Burning the Candle at both Ends ? Fire Safety Week Project

?Risky Roomies? wins award

Aisling Mac Namara and Ana Lago receive their award
from Minister Áine Brady for their project Risky Roomies

1st December 2009

As part of 2009 Fire Safety Week last October, the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government and the Department of Design in DIT devised a challenge for students with the aim of promoting awareness of fire safety, particularly as students move from home into rented accommodation. Third Year students of Visual Communication were invited to submit a project as part of their assessment on the theme of ?Burning the Candle at Both Ends?. Initially working individually, and later in teams, students were asked to produce an interactive digital media presentation, complemented by a printed element to complete their fire safety campaign. The projects were submitted to a team of adjudicators, including Mr. Brendan Mahon and Ms Deirdre Byrne from the Department of Environment; Mr. Denis Keeley, Dublin Fire Brigade; and Ms Anita Heavey and Ms Brenda Duggan, lecturers in design in DIT.

The winners of the competition were announced at an event in the School of Art, Design and Printing in DIT Mountjoy Square which was attended by Minister for Older People and Health Promotion, Áine Brady TD last Friday, 27 November.

Complimenting the students on the huge creativity displayed in all of the projects, Minister Brady congratulated the winning team of Aisling MacNamara and Ana Lago, for their presentation entitled ?Risky Roomies?. She also congratulated the runners up, David Baxter and Ciaran Murphy for their project entitled ??Flaming Meadows?.

The winning entry for the competition
by Aisling McNamara and Ana Lago

The runner-up entry by David Baxter and Ciaran Murphy

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