Photography: Sam Springer


Torrens University Australia has finally announced the winners of its highly sought after Bright Awards for 2018!

The Bright Awards were created by two of Torrens colleges, Media Design School and Billy Blue College of Design as a way to celebrate the creativity of secondary school students across Australia and highlight emerging young creative talent.

Each winner was awarded two major cash prizes: one for themselves and one for their school.

The winners of each category were as follows:

  • Graphic design: Harry Shum, Prince Alfred College (Adelaide, SA)
  • Web and interactive: Marissa Amelia Giannioglou, Mentone Girls Grammar School (Melbourne, VIC)
  • Photography: Sam Springer, Moriah College (Sydney, NSW)
  • Animation: David Kayley Roy “Pokemon Battle”, Scone High School (Scone, NSW)
  • Games: Lisa Vu, Rooty Hill High School (Sydney, NSW)
  • Fashion: Caitlin Harley, William Clarke College (Sydney, NSW
  • Interior Design: Eason Zhang, Scotch College (Melbourne, VIC)

Eric Thompson, Head of Jury and Director of Innovation, Industry and Employability Design Faculty, said the judges were blown away by the talent showcased at this year’s awards.

“The inaugural Bright Awards showcased an amazing quantity and quality of design work from around the country. Some of the design outcomes and projects showcased the incredible work being done by design and art departments in all those schools that entered. It is a credit to the teachers and pupils that such high-quality work was submitted and the decision on the winners was no easy feat for the respective category judges. Congratulations to all the winners!” he said.

Scott Parker, a design teacher from Prince Alfred College which won in the graphic design category, said:

“The school encouraged a number of their students to enter this year’s Bright Awards as a means to seek feedback on their work and to experience entering a nationally recognised design competition. We are delighted that Harry’s work was awarded a prize which recognises Harry’s own efforts, passions and achievements, but also affirms the quality of the design education experience here at Princes. We look forward to future opportunities to engage in upcoming Bright Award programs, which provide design students with a wonderful opportunity to showcase their work.”  

Congratulations to all the winners!

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