Bright Awards: Recognising emerging talent

bright awards win money for you and your school

What would the world be without creativity?

Creativity breeds new ideas that can change society. It coats the world in colour and vibrancy.

Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia's Bright Awards competition is designed to highlight young creative talent and support the arts in high schools across Australia in years 10-12.

Submissions for the 2022 Bright Awards are now open, this year it's bigger and better than ever. You can find out more and enter here.

In 2021, we saw 67 schools participate in the competition with students submitting their Major Work projects. An incredible collection of entries were submitted for judging by a select panel of Billy Blue College of Design academic leaders. The judging panel awarded one winner in each eight categories a cash prize of $1,000 and their high school were also awarded $3,000.

The last two years has been a little different to previous years for teachers and students, with schools transitioning to online learning due to COVID-19. Design is a unique industry, and provides the opportunity to work from anywhere, which sets students up for a truly global career option. Now is the perfect time to take your first step towards a career in design and creative technology. Why not have your entire class enter we say!

Should you apply for the Bright Awards

The Bright Awards are a celebration of art and creativity. They are designed to encourage and recognise young Australian talent across eight key categories:

  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • UX & Web Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Gaming
  • 3D Animation
  • Interior Design
  • Film & Video

If you're reading this and wondering whether or not to apply, the answer is yes. Be inspired by our 2021 winners and learn more about their Bright Awards experience. Then all you need to do is get started, and enter for 2022.

Meet our 2021 Bright Awards winners

3D Animation

Samuel Orrego, Crestwood High School


Tahlia Lee, Mount St Benedict College

Fashion Category | Tahlia Lee

Film and Video

Brady O'Sullivan, Balgowlah Boys Campus


Minalu de Graaf, Lambton High School

Games | Minalu de Graaf

Graphic Design

Ryan Chamroeun, Wellington Secondary College

Graphic Design Category | Ryan Chamroeun

Interior Design

Angelina Kwok, Balwyn High School

Interior Design Category | Angelina Kwok


Isabella Dodd-Wade, Dulwich Hill High School of Visual Arts and Design

Photography Category | Isabella Dodd-Wade

UX and Web Design

Celine Hernandez, Crestwood High School

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