This year's show was be held on Thursday 15th June at the Holborn Studios in London and featured 79 graduates from the Arts University Bournemouth, University of Hertfordshire, Coleg y Cymoedd, The Northern School of Art, Northbrook College & Wimbledon School of Art.
The big winner at New Blades was Arts University Bournemouth's Maddie Fuggle who not only picked up Best in Show, but also 3 Industry awards. Maddie won due to the variety of models/techniques displayed through her models, a large-scale Nintendo DS, model yacht, telephone & beetle, and the quality of her finishing.
The Best in Show runner up was also won by an AUB student, Jamie Lord, who made an incredibly detailed dwarf scene from Lord of the Rings. Jamie also picked up our award for Best Use of Creative Materials.
Another graduate that really impressed visitors was Holly Bignell (AUB) who picked up 2 awards, the Model Maker Group Fine Scale Models Award & Asylum Models Best Model Making award.
Anthony Boylan from Coleg Cymoedd, won Dorset Orthopaedics' Best Use of Silicone award with his fabulous, if a little scary, Orc sculptures.
Merlin Magic Making spent a long time deliberating who should secure their Best Figurative Model award, eventually deciding it should go to Adam Paloczy from Wimbledon, who was extremely touched to receive that particular award.
Northbrook College showed in numbers for the first time this year & did incredibly well, picking up 3 awards: Arran Swales won Anderson Entertainments' The Richard Gregory SFX Award, Harrison Ryan won Machineshops' Best SFX Model or Prop for his blood canon & Joshua Csobona picked up The Twins FX WOW Factor Award.
All other prize winners can be found below and images of all the models shown at the show are now on our Flickr gallery.
Many thanks must go to all our sponsors: Foster + Partners, Make, RSHP, Leviathan Workshop, Amalgam, Model Maker Group, Fixie, Prototype Projects, Glenn Howells Architects, Ogle Models, Merlin Entertainments, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Asylum Models, Atom,Twins FX, Dorset Orthopaedic, Anderson Entertainment, Machineshop , Fox Silver & Radius.