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BT science award gets new look from teen

RENOWNED Dublin artist Graham Knuttel has picked a teenager's design to become the centrepiece of a new trophy for the BT Young Scientist award.

Jowita Rogalska (inset) and her family moved from Poland three years ago to Lurgan in the North.

And last night she was celebrating after her design was selected by Mr Knuttel ahead of the 50th BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition that will be held at the RDS in Dublin next week.

"I can't believe it," she said.

"I always wanted to be a designer but I never thought that I would achieve success so quickly."

Jowita, (19) a design student, came up with an idea for a trophy entitled 'Genius is found in Simplicity' that caught Mr Knuttel's attention.