2020 Awards have begun but are delayed due to Covid and expected to conclude soon
10th Anniversary Commemoration: the Trust doubled up the winners and/or prize money for 2019 as a 1oth Anniversary commemorative gesture - we extend our warmest congratulations to this year's exciting group of outstanding young individuals and wish them well for the future.
Rick Saunders, Anjool's Senior Manager during his time at Deutche Bank: 'As befits the memory of one who was such a positive catalyst in life this Trust has secured a legacy for Jools that ensures he continues to light up lives ten years after he has gone. This year, fittingly, the number of awards granted since inception will exceed 100. Remarkable’.
INAUGURAL AWARD IN INNOVATION– Young Innovator of the Year (co-hosts Innovate UK)
Winner: Adam Root, founder of Inheriting Earth www.inheriting-earth.com
(Photo – Adam Root with presenter Emily Nott courtesy Innovate UK)
Emily Nott (Head of Diversity & Inclusion Programmes, Innovate UK): ‘Innovate UK is proud to be working with the Anjool Maldé Trust on the Young Innovator of the Year Award – 2019’.
‘The Ideas Mean Business campaign is a collaboration between Innovate UK and The Prince’s Trust to engage and inspire young innovators from diverse backgrounds. The programme supported 24 young innovators, who each received one-on-one coaching from an innovation champion, funding to support development of their business and an allowance to cover living costs. Our judging panel were tasked to select one young innovator from the current cohort who had shown the greatest progress throughout and since the award. They selected Adam Root of Inheriting Earth: ‘Adam has made exceptional progress since receiving the Ideas Means Business award. He is now growing his team and has recently secured a large Innovate UK R&D grant. This award is very well deserved and we're excited to see where Adam’s inspiring journey with Inheriting Earth goes next’
Adam: ‘It’s a great privilege and honour to receive this award, and to be recognised by the Anjool Maldé Trust as Young Innovator of the Year 2019. Innovate UK’s Ideas Mean Business programme has been fantastic in supporting young innovators like myself. My business, Inheriting Earth, is taking action by developing solutions to stop microfibre plastic pollution at source. This award will allow us to continue our research and development to stop the 8 million tonnes of plastic waste that is released into the ocean every year’
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE - Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year
(sponsor Raising IT)
Winner: Mary Otumahana, founder of The RecordShop
Runner-Up: Tomas Wilson, founder of OsNosh
Photos – Mary Otumahana courtesy self, Tomas Wilson courtesy self (below)
On Mary Otumahana - Tom Latchford (CEO of Raising IT and awards sponsor): ‘The difference that The RecordShop www.therecshop.co.uk is making to opportunities that people have in north London is clear. Jools was incredibly passionate about music himself, so recognising Mary and her work supporting aspiring artists is very fitting.
Mary: ‘I feel so honoured to receive this award and truly appreciate it. Being a social entrepreneur is extremely important to me and to be recognised for all the hard work and dedication behind The RecordShop motivates me to keep going’.
On Tomas Wilson - Mel Guest (Awards Manager for Raising IT ) : ‘We were really struck by the impact that OsNosh, a community kitchen in Oswestry - www.osnosh.co.uk - is having in so many areas of their local community and their approach to using food which would otherwise be wasted. Tomas really deserves this recognition’.
Tomas: ‘It was very humbling to receive this award. If I'd have been told a year ago I would win an award I wouldn't have believed it. It's great to have our hard work recognised. The prize money is going towards supporting OsNosh continue our work for another year’.
SCHOLARSHIP (co-hosts St Peter’s College, Oxford)
Winners: Katie McAllister (Law Y3), Georgina Hayward (History Y3), Bethany Clarke (Maths Y2), Poppy Robertson (German Y2), David Schramm (Biochemistry Y2), Francesca Chapman (PPE Y2) and Ellie Murray (English Y2)
(Photos – Scholars (L to R) as above with presenter Master of College Mark Damazer CBE courtesy SPC and Ellie Murray courtesy self) - below
Monica Popa (Head of Development): ‘The Anjool Maldé awards are unique at St Peter’s - the winners must demonstrate at least two key attributes. To begin with, they must be academically very able: they must stand out from among all our other very able students. And above this, they must also demonstrate in some clear way how they helped sustain and build the College community as a whole’.
‘This year’s award holders have demonstrated their engagement with the college community through their work in creating a sustainable and responsible environment in college, mentoring kids in state schools in the UK, as well as in rural places in China, running maths camps for children in Kenya and helping with admissions and open days in college. Making time on top of their challenging academic work and pressing exams preparation’.
The Trust extends its grateful thanks to Mark Damazer CBE, the Master of St Peter's College, Anjool's alma mater, who is to leave his post after 10 years this year. He has been key to the success of the Anjool Maldé Scholarship that he helped found as part of St Peter's College 50th anniversary celebrations back in 2011 - an award he took great interest in and personally presented each year. Thank you and best wishes, Mark
JOURNALISM – Young Journalist of the Year (co-hosts School of Arts, English & Languages, QUB, Belfast)
Winners: Zoe Tweedy & Ryan Elliman
Photo 1: Zoe Tweedy with Dr Stephano Baschiera,
Photo 2: Ryan Elliman (right) with Dr John D’Arcy (left) below- courtesy SAEL, QUB
MUSIC – the Jazz Prize (co-hosts Guildhall School of Music & Drama)
Winners: Vocalist – Frederick Bennett (MMus Jazz Voice)
Instrumentalist – Floyer Sydenham (BMus Jazz Drums)
Photo – Jazz Prize winners Frederick Bennett and Floyer Sydenham courtesy GSMD
Prof Malcolm Edmonstone (Head of Jazz): ‘At the Guildhall School we are thrilled to have hosted the Anjool Maldé Jazz Prize since its launch in 2013, as too this year to have been offered a second award as a 10th Anniversary commemoration; recipients have gone on to enjoy diverse and illustrious careers in the music industry and the support of the trust at this crucial first stage of their professional lives has been invaluable. We are indebted to the Trust for its continued support’.
Freddie Benedict gave a vocal recital of the highest order; both his voice and improvisational ability are at the top level, beyond what would be expected for an artist of his age. I have no doubt that a long and fruitful career lies ahead of him as he takes the tools and knowledge gained in his studies and uses them to further his artistic voice’.
‘Drummer Floyer Sydenham presented a recital which showcased not only his considerable skills at the drumset but also a refined and mature ensemble concept, one which belies his age. He has the skillset to be a drummer at the top of this profession, not limited by style or technique but truly the type of musician that we are proud to train at the Guildhall School – ready for pretty much anything the profession could demand of him’.
Freddie: ’I’m absolutely delighted to have received this year’s Anjool Maldé Jazz Prize. I shall look forward to using the prize money to buy a new microphone or a mini electronic keyboard that can plug into the side of my computer. That way, I can produce more content and hopefully more sonic treats for you all in due course'.
Floyer: ‘I am delighted and truly grateful to receive the Anjool Maldé prize. I hope to purchase either a new snare drum or cymbal stack with the prize money, to add to my drum set up. The variety of music that I play requires a wide span of different sounds and textures and so I am always looking to expand my sonic palette.’
PHOTOGRAPHY (co-sponsor Reuben Kench, co-hosts Northern School of Art (NSA)).
Winners: Tracey Thomas (Fine Art), Daniel Potts (Commercial Art), Morgan Briggs (Graphic Design)
Photos Tracy Thomas, Daniel Potts, Morgan Briggs – below in order, courtesy NSA
Jamie Macdonald (Programme Leader): ‘The Anjool Maldé Photography Awards celebrate the best talents in Photography, one for the Fine Art Pathway and one for the Commercial Pathway .
The work of Tracey Thomas, winner of Fine Art pathway, investigates a number of social contexts and explores traditional and digital photographic outputs. Her work impressed the judges in that it challenges sensitive issues of identity and representation. She makes individually hand-crafted photographic prints first in the darkroom and then applies digital processes for the output of large-scale works as displayed in the exhibition. Her work indicates exciting potential areas for future commissions and/or post graduate study.
Tracey: I feel very honoured to be selected for this award and would like to thank Anjool Maldé Memorial Trust and Reuben Kench (and the selection panel) for this honour. After graduation I wish to continue with my studies as well as using film. I have had the pleasure of using the equipment at The Northern School of Art particularly the large format cameras, this became the camera of choice for my major project and the generous prize fund will be put towards purchasing my own which will help me continue with my practice.
Dan Potts was selected winner of the Commercial pathway for his demonstrable technical and transferable skills needed to be a successful practitioner in the contemporary markets of the commercial photography industry.
The judges were drawn to the work driven by his technique – he displays an energy in finding his own voice; and a seriousness in pursuit as a confident communicator and commercial photographer within the expanding ‘digital age’.
2018 Awards information and photos below, report here
Social Enterprise - Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year (co-hosts Raising IT)
Inaugural Winner: KATIE BUCKINGHAM
Tom Latchford (award sponsor) and Peter Doherty (award manager), both of Raising IT, announced: “Some impressive entries were received and, from our shortlist of four, the judge, Marcelle Speller OBE, chose Katie Buckingham and her social enterprise ‘Altruist Enterprises’ https://altruistuk.com/ as the winning entry. Marcelle picked Katie as the overall winner because her fantastic social enterprise had a clear revenue model and she had undertaken research and training programmes in the field it addressed”.
Katie: “I was so pleased when I heard that I had been awarded Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2018. At Altruist Enterprises, we are passionate about raising awareness of mental health and increasing understanding, knowledge and confidence around the issue within workplaces and schools. This award will enable us to further develop our training programmes to ensure that one day, mental health is treated in the same way as physical health”.
The Anjool Maldé Scholarship (co-hosts St Peter's College, Oxford) - Winners: TITUS-STEFAN DASCULU (Physics), ISABELLE SCHEYD (History), JEFRI HO (Geography), EMILY BAMBER (Earth Sciences), HAMISH DE NETT (Theology & Religion), ELLA DITRI (History) , KERENZA HURR (Music) (L to R below)
ENTERPRISE & INNOVATION - UK Start Up Student of the Year
(co-hosts Young Enterprise) Winner: SOPHIE WESTWOOD of West College Scotland
(photo courtesy Loughborough College the event hosts)
Young Enterprise Scotland: “Sophie Westwood from West College Scotland was judged the worthy winner in recognition of the commitment and application she had shown in her leadership role running and managing the youth company Minds of Young Artists. She would be a great role model for many young people living across the UK looking to develop their potential through immersion in enterprise and to flourish in the process as Sophie herself clearly has”.
Sophie: Winning this award has been extremely beneficial - not only have I got recognition for my hard work but the prize money will also help me in various ways to advance in my career – thank you so much".
JOURNALISM (co-hosts Anita Howman & John Jewell, Cardiff University)
Winner: ELIZABETH PRESTIDGE of Cardiff School of Journalism, Media & Culture
(Below: Libbi with Anita Howman of Cardiff Engineering School (on behalf of the Trust) and John Jewell of the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media & Culture - photos courtesy CSJM)
Libbi: "To be receiving the Anjool Maldé Journalism Award fills me with happiness and thanks. As I take my first steps into the world of work as Programme Coordinator for the youth development organisation UpRising in Cardiff, I intend to put the award money to good use: most of it into savings to help me set up in my new role - and perhaps just a little bit spent on celebrating my graduation in a few weeks' time! I am so grateful, thank you so much".
PHOTOGRAPHY (co-sponsor Reuben Kench, co-hosts Cleveland College of Art & Design). Winners: JOHN McCABE (Fine Art), JAMIE TYERMAN (Commercial Art),
RORY HENDERSON (Graphics)
Jamie Tyerman on the left and John McCabe on the right with the college PrincipaL
Martin Raby, Below: John McCabe with his portfolio exhibits and Rory Henderson on the right
(photos courtesy CCAD).
College on John McCabe (Fine Art Winner): “John is a talented student - during his time on the BA programme he has both matured and developed a particular style of documentary photography. This has been underpinned by his fascination with the genre of street and documentary photography.” John: “Winning this award came as a great surprise, but it is quite an honour to be recognised in this way. The prize is extremely welcome as it will help me to buy some much needed equipment to help me on my way. Photography can be an expense business in which to become established”.
College on Jamie Tyerman (Commercial Art Winner): “Jamie is a talented hard working student whose passion and energy in the pursuit of his subject – photography – has led in him into a range of different areas and vocations. He has demonstrated and maintained outstanding studentship and his positive committed approach makes him a deserving winner”. Jamie: ‘I am immensely proud and honoured to receive this award. I intend to continue to maintain and develop my practice, especially in sports and fashion photography. This prize money will certainly help me with the expenses I need to invest to develop a freelance business”.
College on Rory Henderson the winner of The Dean Brodrick Award for Graphic Design: “Rory Henderson has demonstrated excellent all round talents in typography, digital design and motion graphics. He is also an accomplished writer, and very much an intellectual thinker, who will undoubtedly go onto achieve great things”. Rory: “After my Degree I aim to take on an internship at Grace Church Hartlepool, whilst working on my freelance business. In the near future, I will be able to continue my studies to Masters Degree level, which will research typography and the Bible. Therefore, this prize money is welcome contribution to funding the next phase of my education”. The Trust was delighted to be able to present Rory with prize money in recognition of his achievement.
JAZZ PRIZE (co-hosts Guildhall School of Music & Drama)
Winner: ROSINA BULLEN – Vocalist
(photo courtesy GSMD)
Megan Gibbs (Award Manager, GSMD): “Rosina, a Vocal Jazz student, received the highest mark - she was thrilled, surprised and extremely honoured to be awarded this prize”. Malcolm Edmonstone (Head of Jazz): “Rosie has been an excellent student throughout her time here at the school; she has applied herself with diligence and enthusiasm and delivered a final of exceptional quality. She gained a place to study further at the Manhattan School of Music and we wish her all the very best in her future endeavours.”
Rosie: “I’d like to thank Anjool’s Trust so much for awarding me with this prize and the generous gift. I am moving to America to study for a Masters of Music in Jazz Voice at the Manhattan School of Music, so the prize money will really help me in being able to further fund my Jazz studies. Thank you so much again!”
Information and photos below, report here
The Anjool Maldé Scholarship (co-hosts St Peter's College, Oxford) - Winners:
Josie Elliott (Biochemistry), George Needham (Music), Oshi Corbett (Geography),
Neha Shah (English), Marina Goodman (Law) (from left below) :
Enterprise & Innovation Award (co-hosts Young Enterprise) - Winner: HARRY RUDKIN
Andy Firr- UK Start Up Manager, Young Enterprise: "Harry led a team to produce and launch their first product the Stud Master, an innovative solution to the frustrating task of altering boot studs. Harry demonstrated professionalism, genuine desire, and perhaps most importantly, realism and entrepreneurial flair and was a truly deserving winner against stiff national competition". Harry: "What an honour it is for me to be the chosen winner of the Enterprise & Innovation award. After reading of the story behind the Anjool Maldé Memorial Trust, Winning the award gives me a huge sense of pride and achievement which has only further motivated me to continue my entrepreneurial endeavours".
Journalism Award (co-hosts School of Creative and Cultural Business,
Robert Gordon University) - Winner: YANITA GEORGIEVA
College Citation from Dr Nicola Furrie Murphy: Yanita excelled in her journalism studies across all aspects of media production, styles and subject matter. For her dissertation, she sought to investigate and account for Scotland’s safest seat. This research project arose from the acute observation of a genuinely compelling paradox of the electoral dominance of the Lib Dems in Orkney against a background of major political shifts across time and geographical territory elsewhere in the UK. In Investigative Journalism, she produced a radio documentary on the religious cult, popularly known as The Moonies.. Tutors and our external examiner rated her outputs as first class demonstrating sterling professionalism of the highest order". Multi-lingual Yanita was snapped up by the BBC World Service even before she had formully graduated. Yanita: "This award is as humbling as it is unexpected. Journalism is the reason I get up every morning, so this award is an incredible honour. The need for independent, sharp reporting has never been greater and I feel proud to be part of this industry." Samples of her work: Mental Health film documentary here. Radio documentary on a religious cult here.
Photography Award (co-hosts Cleveland College of Art & Design and Stockton Council's Arts Division) - Winners: Emma Paling McGough (Commercial Art) and Danny Day (Fine Art)
"Emma produced consistently high standard imagery Her dedication and drive to succeed are admirable and the judges fully expect that she will achieve the highest success as she begins her career already establishing herself as a professional creative photographer".
"Danny is a very talented conceptual photographer with an incredible passion for the subjects that he surveys, researching and producing some very innovative work that has always caused wide debate and interest with academic staff and his peers. Theres is a stark and strident beauty to his eloquently and sophisticatedly presented work".
Emma: "It was fantastic to win the award and I felt very proud to collect it in front of my partner and daughter. To have my work recognised in this way is heartening. The award will enable me to continue to build my portfolio which will help me realise my ambitions of working commercially as a food photographer".
Danny: "Being chosen for this Award was indeed surprising and generous too! Considering the very personal perspective portrayed within my work I felt very flattered, and is an affirmation of the hard work put into this major project. I plan to continue developing my personal work throughout the coming years, with the intention of creating images that can be used and shared by others who struggle to express their own emotions. I have a particular interest in my work existing in the contexts of art and photography as form of 'visual therapy' as opposed to conventional talking therapies".
The Dean Broderick Memorial Award for Graphic Design - Winner: BEN JOHNSON
The Trust was delighted to award an honorarium to the winner of this prize that rewards 'that little something' pointing to a hidden potential and a striking unconventional flair. Cleveland College of Art & Design picked Ben Johnson as the worthy winner. Ben: "I am so thankful for this generous and unexpected prize! Leaving university is a really nerve-racking time that is filled with a lot of uncertainty, so having someone pick you from a group and put their faith and their money into your future gives you that extra bit of confidence and drive to go out and succeed. This prize has done that for me and it will do the same for the generations of graduates to come - thank you".
JAZZ PRIZE (co-hosts Guildhall School of Music & Drama) -
Winner: INȆS LOUBET FRANCO (photo courtesy GSMD)
Winner Citation from
Head of Jazz Malcolm Edmonstone:
"Inês gave a recital of the highest quality, displaying a mastery not only of her voice and musical craft, but of material that had a true depth, that went beyond its musical significance and gave a narrative on a much wider level. The panel commented that if this recital had been an album, it would be one to revisit time and again - indeed we very much look forward to hearing what is next for this most talented musician." Inês:: Thank you so much - it feels so good to have my work appreciated. Check out my band here
ANJOOL MALDE AWARDS
Starting with the 3 inaugural awards at launch in 2010 (scroll down to 2010 Awards alongside) the Trust now makes 6 annual Awards to outstanding graduate age individuals among the UK's brightest best. Each Award celebrates a theme that captivated Jools' own interests and ambitions and comprises a certificate of special achievement and generous prize money. Over 100 worthy winners have benefitted with these awards thus far.
The 6 Awards are: