Bright Awards: Recognising emerging talent

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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 2023 Bright Awards are now closed, and this year it has been bigger and better than ever. You could win a 50% scholarship to study design, plus, your school can now win $5,000. Add to that, we have partnered with Adobe as a major sponsor and they're giving our nine category finalists Creative Cloud licences. You can find out more about the submission criteria and prizes here.

Over the past four years, we have had over 300 entrants and 100 schools participate in the competition and have awarded nearly $100,000 in prizes.

Design is a unique industry, and provides the opportunity to work from anywhere, which sets students up for a truly global career option. The creative application to technology is changing how we create and design systems, homes and solve challenges, including environmental issues. Now is the perfect time to take your first step towards a career in design and creative technology. If you're a teacher, there are 5000 reasons to have your entire class submit an entry.

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 nine key categories:

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

Be inspired by our past winners and learn more about their Bright Awards experience.

Meet our 2022 Bright Awards winners

3D Animation | Joshua Djordjevic, Killara High School

Film and Video | Angus McAlister, Marrickville High School

Games | Quincy Waugh, Killara High School

Quincy Waugh - Bright Awards 2022

Graphic Design | Abbey Meagher, Our Lady of Sion College

Abbey Meagher - Bright Awards 2022 

Interior Design | Audrey Kennedy, Abbotsleigh Senior College

Angelina Kwok - Bright Awards 2022

Photography | Claudia Kritzler, MLC Burwood

Claudia Kritzler - Bright Awards 2022

UX and Web Design | Adam Donaldson, NBSC Balgowlah Boys Campus

Fashion | Alyshia Zografakis, St Spyridon College

Alyshia Zografakis - Bright Awards 2022

Feeling inspired? Follow us on our social channels to keep an eye out for exciting programs in 2024.

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