AWARD School announces 'Class of 2019'
AWARD School is pleased to welcome its class of 2019, following an overwhelming response to the call for applications and a rigorous judging process.
In 2019, AWARD School received 518 applications, of which 216 were successful. This represents an 11 per cent increase in submissions compared to the previous year.
The 2019 AWARD School campaign aimed to increase diversity of applicants, as well as, improve accessibility to the advertising industry as a career option for everyone.
This year, the course will expand beyond major cities to the Northern Territory, and to regional and rural Victoria.
In addition, three applicants have been accepted into the AWARD School Indigenous Scholarship Programme – an AWARD-first initiative made possible thanks to Pluto Media. The students are based in South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria.
“It’s awesome to see AWARD School becoming more accessible to a broader range of thinkers. We hope to keep building on this in years to come,” NSW AWARD School co-Head, Josie Burns, said.
AWARD School kicks off in NSW and VIC on 8 April, and in Regional VIC, WA, QLD, SA and NT on 15 April 2019.
AWARD would like to thank its primary sponsor Facebook; as well as Peter Kirk from Pluto Media, Campaign Edge Sprout (Darwin program) and Redhanded Agency (regional Victoria program) for their support.