AWARD School names its 2024 ambassadors

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Sharon Edmondston: “Our ambassadors provide an incredible amount of support to aspiring AWARD School students”

AWARD School have named eleven creative professionals as its 2024 ambassadors.

The group of top graduates will guide and support candidates applying for next year’s course and provide a unique perspective on what it takes to break into and excel at AWARD School.

The creative professionals will also work with peers to encourage a broader, more diverse range of applicants with interests in everything from creative problem-solving and cracking big ideas to storytelling, commercial creativity and entrepreneurship.

Sharon Edmondston, joint national/NSW school head and M&C Saatchi’s group creative director, said: “Our ambassadors provide an incredible amount of support to aspiring AWARD School students and 2024’s creative leaders will again give invaluable advice, tips and guidance for applying for and getting the most out of the 12-week program.”

“We thank them for their time in helping to nurture the next wave of creative talent,” she added. 

AWARD School’s 2024 ambassadors:

Shanice Love, Senior Designer, VMLY&R COMMERCE, 1st place NSW
Andrew McLaughlin, Creative, Thinkerbell, National Winner, 1st place VIC
Sam Marshman, Senior Vice President, Renegade 83, Inc., 2nd place VIC
Jamie Wyatt, Freelance Art Director, 1st place WA
Joseph Wilkie, Producer, Guru Productions, 2nd place WA
Kelly Brightwell, Executive Strategy Director, Khemistry, 1st place QLD
Crystal Davis, Creative, Publicis Worldwide Australia, 2nd place QLD
Rhys McMahon, Freelance Creative and Copywriter, Black Sheep Advertising, 1st place SA 
Althier Alianza, Freelance Art Director, 2nd place SA
Brittney Angus, Freelance, 1st place Online
Elise Williams, Fashion Designer, FLANNEL, 2nd place online

Applications for AWARD School 2024 will officially open on February 8, 2024 and will close on February 22, with the successful group of 200 students starting the intensive 12-week program on March 18.

Last month, the AWARD school named Scott Dettrick, creative director, The Monkeys part of Accenture Song and Sharon Edmondston, group creative director, M&C Saatchi Group, as joint NSW and national school heads of AWARD School in 2024.

Along with six state-based industry leaders, Dettrick and Edmondston will oversee more than 100 tutors from across the country who will work together to support and challenge AWARD School students in pushing their creative boundaries and realising their potential.

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