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2016 AWARD School heads announced; info nights in Sydney, Melbourne + Perth held Feb 4

The application brief will be released and available to download from the AWARD School webpage on Friday 5 February

2016 AWARD School heads announced; info nights in Sydney, Melbourne + Perth held Feb 4

A team of 11 creative leaders have been appointed to head up this year's AWARD School - Australia's pre-eminent training program for aspiring creatives, copywriters and art directors, which will run in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Tasmania and Auckland.

The full list includes:

NSW: Niccola Phillips, LIDA, M&C Saatchi, Head of Art
NSW: Simon Jarosz, Mediacom, Creative Director
VIC: Michael Mulcahy, J. Walter Thompson, Integrated Writer
VIC: Elle Bullen, Clemenger BBDO, Senior Creative
VIC: James Orr, Clemenger BBDO, Senior Creative
WA: Craig Buchanan, The Brand Agency, Creative Director
SA: Matt O'Grady, Clemenger BBDO, Senior Copywriter
QLD: Joshua Bartlett, GPY&R, Art Director
QLD: Sam Boyd, GPY&R, Copywriter
NZ: Brett Colliver, DDB, Creative Director
TAS - TBC

The announcement comes ahead of the 2016 AWARD School information night, which takes place in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth on Thursday 4 February, enabling prospective students to question AWARD School Heads and past students on entry requirements, course content, and how to tackle the application process.

The application brief will be released and available to download from the AWARD School webpage on Friday 5 February.   Successful applicants will be accepted into a 12-week intensive course designed to spur idea generation across a range of different mediums, covering 10 creative briefs.  

Says Wilf Sweetland, AWARD chairman and managing partner of The Sweet Shop: "For those looking to break into this great creative industry, this is an invaluable opportunity to learn from and work closely with some of the best in the business - most of whom have experienced the course firsthand. We are calling for applicants from all different backgrounds, so even if you have never before considered a career as a creative but want to find out more, come along to our information night. We will be looking for originality, and of course stamina - this is a tough and competitive course, but also extremely rewarding. We look forward to hearing from you."

Attendees do not need to register to attend to upcoming information nights:

Melbourne
Date: Thursday, 4 February
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Centre for Adult Education (CAE), 253 Flinders Lane
                
Sydney
Date: Thursday, 4 February
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, Auditorium:  37 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills
           
Perth
Date: Thursday, 4 February
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: Defectors Bar - Level 1 639 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley WA

Every year, throughout Australasia, AWARD School accepts up to 300 students from around 800 applications. Applications for AWARD School NZ and Tasmania will open later in the year.