Thursday, July 19, 2007


The tranquil ambience of The Loft, King Street Wharf was shaken up Wednesday night as News Limited AWARD School Sydney celebrated their Graduation, dubbed “Fight Night”.
Hosted by the Co-Chairman of AWARD Philip Putnam and AWARD Committee representative Ben O’Brien from DDB, top creatives, students, sponsors and media gathered to view the best selection of student work.
Steven Iannello picked up the top student award and will now go forward for national judging. The overall winner will receive 2 free tickets to the AWARD Presentation evening in November, as well as a free trip to the Caxton Awards courtesy of News Limited.
Second place went to Ben Clare, third position to Blair Kimber and in fourth place Luke Nuto. The top four will automatically receive a three-month job placement at DDB Sydney in the Launchpad program.
Joe Talcott, Group Marketing Director, News Limited, (AWARD School Gold Sponsors) also announced the ‘sponsors choice’ of the brief, Kevin Bathman.
The judging panel responsible for selection of the top students and the ‘work on the wall’ comprised:
• Luke Crethar, The Glue Society
• Matt Devine, The Glue Society
• Tim Brown, Saatchi & Saatchi
• Dejan Rasic, CRC Sydney
• Steve Back, DDB Sydney
• Ben O’Brien, DDB Sydney
• Matt Eastwood, DDB Sydney
• Adam Rose, DDB Sydney

Top 11-32 Mentor Students:
Nadia Ahmad
Michael Ashford
Henri Azzi
Daniel Barrett
Nick Bonney
Shae Brewster
Robert Concepcion
Fiona Cox
Natalie Cutcliffe
John Downing
Alistair Geikie
Corinne Goode
Michael Graziano
James Halliday
Jessica Holburn
Matthew Knapp
Andrew John Lee
Luke Leonard
Emma Lord
Iva Madderom
Gemma McLellan
Marcel Moniaga
Alex Mustakov
Michael Newton
Kirsty Reilly
David Roberts
Julian Saide
Michael Sampson
Gareth Tucker
Timothy H Turner-Sutton
Matthew Weston
Ben Yabsley

Top Runner Up Students:

Kevin Bathman
David Clarke
Ben Gartland
Adam Lock
Matthew Mortimer
Aleks Rzadkowski


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done to you all. I was there, and I have to say, the work was the best for years. Congratulations to the winners and well done to the team that ran it all.

8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where are all the girls? Hmmm don't seem to have moved on do we?

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are 8 girls on the winners list.. that's not too bad, is it?

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good on ya Steve-O.


6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to all the winners.

Lynchy, can we please discuss the new Kan-Tong ad now? Trying to sell sauce by copying Chinese communist propaganda.



6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8 women on the larger list is not moving on, and how many of them will get good jobs? It's still well and truly a club for boys in this country - and not looking any better for the future.

Look at how many of the judges were men?

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can you say eight women is crap without knowing how many were in the class altogether? Just wondering. Without knowing how many women that applied in the first place, you don't know shit.

9:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those of us who couldn't make it, any chance of seeing some of the work?

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lynchy how bout you get a player that fucking works.

2:30 PM  
Blogger CB said...

2.30pm: Perhaps you're using Explorer (no good with any blog). Or Safari, which plays up too (sound without streaming vision in my experience).

I've found Firefox (the best) or Netscape the best browsers to use.

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just finished AWARD in another state. We had 100% male lecturers/ tutors though class split was exactly 50/50. Can't speak for sydney but 8 out of 32 seems a little on the low side....

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, I have tried to view the video a number of times in different browers, however it always stops at the same spot.

3:38 PM  
Blogger CB said...

Which spot? It goes all the way through on my browser...

4:02 PM  

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