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AWARD School is calling all aspiring creatives in Northern Territory 

AWARD School is one of the leading creative courses in Australia. For over 35 years it has been providing aspiring creatives, copywriters and art directors in Australia with an opportunity to start fulfilling careers in advertising and communications. 

For the first time, this premier creative course will be open to people living in Northern Territory. The Communications Council is partnering with Campaign Edge Sprout and KWP! in Darwin to bring the regional program to life. 

The course will be run in conjunction with AWARD School South Australia through a series of online and face-to-face sessions over 12 weeks. Successful applicants will be covering 10 briefs, inspiring idea generation across a range of different mediums, with focus on the many new digital opportunities available to advertising professionals.

This exciting initiative is made possible by Campaign Edge and KWP! both of whom have offices in Darwin.

Dee Madigan, Owner and Executive Creative Director at Campaign Edge, believes the initiative will bring increased diversity and inclusivity to the advertising industry. 

“Creativity doesn’t just live in the suburbs of Sydney or Melbourne. Darwin has so many talented people and this will give them an opportunity to break into advertising,” she said.

“To be able to teach and then hire local talent will be great for our business and the broader industry  too!”

John Baker, Managing Director of KWP!, added that he is looking forward to opening up the course to the undiscovered talent in Darwin and the Northern Territory. 

“This is a great opportunity to unearth talent in the top end. It’s also about investing in the creative capacity of the industry in Darwin,” he said.

AWARD School Co-Head and Leo Burnett Sydney senior copywriter Karen Ferry said AWARD School’s strength has come through its egalitarian beginnings.

“AWARD School has always opened its doors to everybody. And for the past few years, its blind judging has proven that gender, education and cultural background doesn’t hinder talent - it makes it stronger. We’re super proud to be supported by partners who can help us bring more creative Australians from diverse backgrounds into the industry,” she said.

Additionally, in 2019, half a dozen Indigenous Program Scholarships will be made available to encourage more Indigenous people into the advertising and media industries. The scholarship initiative was announced in late 2018 and is in partnership with Pluto Media.

An information night will be streamed live from NATION Creative Adelaide to Campaign Edge Darwin on February 6.

The exciting initiative is supported by AWARD School’s official partner, Facebook Australia & New Zealand. 

For more information, and to register for the Information Night, visit