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About AWARD School Application Workshop

The AWARD School Application Workshop is a comprehensive one-day workshop where industry professionals will take you step-by-step through application tips, tricks, ammo and insider information. Essentially everything you need to know to give you a great shot at submitting the best application your brain can muster.

Is this for me?

We think this course is perfect, if:

  • You're applying for the first time
  • You've previously applied and missed out
  • Have never written an ad before
  • Only heard about AWARD School when someone sent you this link 5 minutes ago

About the day 

The day will be broken up into four modules, the first three following the format of the AWARD School application.

Module/Question 1 asks applicants a simple question. “Why are you applying for this course?” This module gives applicants tips on how to create an original and standout response to get noticed.

Module/Question 2  will focus on how to identify the core message that an ad is trying to communicate and to use as a basis to make a great one.

Module/Question 3 gives applicants a simple print brief that they create an ad for. Attendees to the workshop will receive a practice brief one week before and they’ll submit their work prior to the day. An industry professional will then work through some of the responses to demonstrate what a simple and clever piece of communications looks like.

Module 4 gives you some practical tips on what you can do between now and when the AWARD School application opens.

Getting in is half the battle

In 2017, 500 people applied to AWARD School and only just over a third made it in. Now it's time to give yourself the best chance at being one of them. 

To be accepted into AWARD School, you need specific skills:

  • Idea generation skills
  • An understanding of the key creative tools for each media
  • Presentation skills


Student Feedback

"It was such a worthwhile day. The presenters took the mystery out of the application process and got us all pumped for the brief in February. Even better, I met some great people and we're going to help each other practice with practice briefs over the next couple of months."

“The AWARD School Workshop gave me an insight into a whole new world of design and copywriting. It has changed the way I interpret ads and has made me realise the challenges designers face in this new age. The world can be changed by one ad at a time.”

NOTE: The Communications Council makes no guarantees that you will be accepted into AWARD School after doing this Workshop. The Workshop is designed to increase your chances of success.


For more information about AWARD School, click here