Monday, August 27, 2007


News Limited AWARD School Queensland celebrated their Graduation last Friday night on the Rooftop Terrace of Cutting Edge (AWARD Silver Partners). The theme ‘fight night’ was continued after AWARD and BAd members received an online game where two creative directors fight it out.
Hosted by AWARD General Manager, Lucy McKee, and AWARD Committee member Natalie Ambrosini, a fantastic turnout of industry creatives, students, and News Limited reps Paul Eteen-Bliss and Joanne Gierke gathered to view the best selection of student work.
The highlight of the evening was an ambient stunt created by the students to support Mission Australia. Pillows and sleeping bags littered the entrance to the event, with posters depicting a down and out student in need of work.
Students have also put themselves on EBay so creative directors can bid for their services for a day - with all proceeds to go to Mission Australia. You can bid by searching brisbaneaward07 on
The students finished the night by presenting wine to each of the tutors, with labels describing what they have learnt from the course.
This year’s top student award went to Kory McAvoy, who will now go forward for national judging and be in the running for a trip to the Caxtons donated by News Limited. Judges also selected the top 5 students:

Kory McAvoy - Top Student
Christian McKecknie - Second Place
Joshua Braithwaite - Third Place
Bernie Watt - Fourth Place
Brenton Craig - Fifth Place

The judges also voted the ‘best ad of the year’ to Monique Daiga, for her L’Oreal print ad.
This year’s judging panel responsible for selection of the top students and the ‘work on the wall’ included:
Rem Bruijn, Make
Cos Luccitti, De Pasquale
Sandy Peacock, CHE
Shane Murray, Red Suit
Michael Kennedy, GPY&R

AWARD wishes to thank the judges, as well as GPY&R, CHE, Make, De Pasquale, Red Suit and Decoder for their dedicated support in tutoring the students this year.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shame, shame, shame on you. It's so very AWARD School to take a subject like this lightly.

Go home.

I'd never ever hire you.

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry guys, the whole putting yourself on Ebay has been done. After 12 weeks of AWARD School you should at least be able to get past first thoughts...?

4:20 PM  
Blogger Wassim Kanaan said...

mm. Nice.. EXACTLY what i did for the AWARD school entry this year (first question). Didnt get in but good to know something went through..

6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't there a junior in the UK who put an internship at Saatchi's London on Ebay in order to gain said internship? All the same, nice to see something like it happening over here. Good luck to 'em.

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah sure is! Its been mentioned everywhere online anyway. Links on wassim's application and Sams application (Saatchi London Intern) can be found

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good on them I say, i've never seen any other award group take the initiative to do something like this.

8:21 AM  

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