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The Colum McNally Cheeky Potato Award

The award will be awarded to the student(s) who impressed The Big Bang Team with a sense of engagement and enjoyment throughout the Finals. This award has been established in celebration of Colum McNally, who won the title of UK Young Engineer of the Year 2015 and went on to study engineering at university before losing his battle with cancer in late 2016. Colum was a hugely popular winner, not least because of his warmth and cheeky sense of humour. At a Big Bang Fair supporters’ dinner, Column managed to win a small wager by squeezing the word ‘potato’ into his speech.’ The winning student(s) will receive £100 and a framed certificate – with the proviso that the money is spent on something fun!