Seneca Students INSPIRE

There is something pretty special going on over at Seneca College. The passion, the creativity and the innovation is just bursting from the halls and we couldn’t help but find ourselves peeking over the fence to find out more.

Since January the students, led by John MacBride, the Program Co-ordinator of the Event Management – Event and Exhibit Design program, put their talents to work and designed some extraordinary installations.

The students ‘wowed’ their viewers at the College’s annual Inspired Spaces tabletop setting competition where students had to select a mock client, choose a venue, develop a theme, source a caterer, and define all of the details of the décor for a fictitious event. These “inspired spaces” were then represented in the competition by tabletop designs, which were judged by industry professionals.

This year’s event, hosted at the Event Rental Group’s showroom in Toronto, was attended by the public and members of the event industry.

“We are incredibly proud of our students and the calibre of work they produce,” said MacBride. “In our eyes, every one of them is a winner.”

The Top Three Designs:

 2016 Winner – Seonhye Kim, who took home the first-place prize for her setting called Flower in the Air, which was designed for a fictional Kenzo Fragrance launch event.

Second Place – Brittney Gee for her event called For the Love of Books – Victorian Elegance with a Rustic Library Twist. Her décor featured vintage books propped open to reveal beautiful pop-up images.

People’s Choice Award – Student Tracey Witter earned the People’s Choice Award, as her Formal Menswear Fashion Launch tabletop design was a hit with attendees.