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Bright Awards

Billy Blue College of Design

The Bright Awards is a celebration of students in Years 10, 11 and 12 across Australia who are bringing their creative craft to life. Designed to highlight emerging young creative talent and brought to you by Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia.

This is a chance to have your work recognised by industry professionals working in the field. If you’re just starting out, had a couple of years of practice or really proud of your major work this competition is for you.

The Bright Awards are designed to highlight emerging talent across Australia, with winners for 2020 receiving a $1,000 prize and $3,000 for their schools.

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KEY DATES

Entries Open: 31 March – 16 November 2020
Entries Close: 16 November 2020
Assessment: 17 November – 27 November 2020
Awards announced: 7 December 2020

CATEGORIES & PRIZES

Win: $1,000 for you and $3,000 for your school!

About this category

In this category, we’ll be looking for pieces that represent you as a graphic designer. This could be traditional or digital art and can span anything from works that create a visual identity for a person or organisation (such as logos, typefaces, letterhead or posters); magazine covers or layouts; product packaging and design; designs specifically for t-shirts or apparel; or illustrations.

Concept

We’re looking for work that is all your own – that is, work that is based off original thoughts, concepts and ideas that you have created yourself. Our judge will be looking at both the aesthetics of your design ideas (what it looks like visually) and the user friendliness and functionality of your concept.

Images

We are looking for between 3 – 10 images that represent your breadth of work as a graphic designer. Ideally, we’d like your images to be in JPEG or PNG format in RGB colour mode.

Video

The easiest way to submit a video for this category is to upload it to a video-sharing website such as Vimeo or YouTube. If you want to make your video private, you’ll also need to send us to password to view your video too!

Win: $1,000 for you and $3,000 for your school!

About this category

In this category, we’ll be looking for pieces that represent you as a web or interactive designer. Entries for this category could plan anything from functional websites to interactive installations or UX projects… or even just concepts for any of the above!

Concept

We’re looking for original thoughts, concepts and ideas that you have created by yourself. Our judge will be looking at both the aesthetics of your design ideas (what it looks like visually) and the user friendliness and functionality of your project.

Video

The easiest way to submit a video for this category is to upload it to a video-sharing website such as Vimeo or YouTube. If you want to make your video private, you’ll also need to send us to password to view your video too!

URLs

If you have created a website to display your interactive projects on, you can send us a link to your page – just make sure it’s live so we can see it!

Win: $1,000 for you and $3,000 for your school!

About this category

In the Photography category, we’re looking for images that showcase your photography skills. Your photographs could be of anything: architecture, landscape and nature, portrait, still-life, street photography… you name it, we’ll accept it!

Concept

We’ll be judging your work based on your creativity, the composition of the shot, and the story or narrative behind them.

Images

In this category, we are looking for three images. The smallest image size that we recommend you submit would be 1MB and the largest size 5MB. Ideally, we’d like your images to be in JPEG or PNG format in RGB colour mode.

Win: $1,000 for you and $3,000 for your school!

Concept

A submission in this category could be anything from a concept for a 2D or 3D character right through to an animated short film. We’re looking for work that is based off concepts and ideas that you have created by yourself (so no replications or fan art entries). We’ll also be judging this category based on the potential story behind the creative output, originality, and the technical executive of the animation.

Images

We are looking for between 3 – 10 images that represent your breadth of work as a graphic designer. Ideally, we’d like your images to be in JPEG or PNG format in RGB colour mode.

Video

The easiest way to submit a video for this category is to upload it to a video-sharing website such as Vimeo or YouTube. If you want to make your video private, you’ll also need to send us to password to view your video too!

Alternatively, if you want to send us the original file, you will need to compress the video and submit it as full HD (1080p) or HD (720p).

Win: $1,000 for you and $3,000 for your school!

About this category

This category is open to everyone from 2D or 3D artists who have devised a concept for a game to those who have created their own playable demo.

Concept

We’re looking for work that is all your own – that is, work that is based off original thoughts, concepts and ideas that you have created yourself. Our judge will be looking at both the aesthetics of your design ideas (what it looks like visually) and the user friendliness and functionality of your concept.

Images

We are looking for between 3 – 10 images that represent your breadth of work as a game designer.

Ideally, we’d like your images to be presented as JPEG files or as a multi-page PDF (where each image or concept is presented on a different page) in RGB colour mode.

Video

The easiest way to submit a video for this category is to upload it to a video-sharing website such as Vimeo or YouTube. If you want to make your video private, you'll also need to send us to password to view your video too!

Win: $1,000 for you and $3,000 for your school!

About this category

In this category, we’ll be looking for pieces that represent you as a fashion/textile designer. This could be traditional or digital art and can span anything from illustrations, textiles and garments. Submissions can be in one, two or all three mediums.

Concept

We’re looking for work that is all your own – that is, work which is based on original thoughts, concepts and ideas that you have created yourself. Our judge will be looking at both the aesthetics of your design ideas (what it looks like visually), the development process, technique, creativity and presentation (layout).

Images

We are looking for between 3-10 images that represent your breadth of work as a fashion designer. Ideally, we'd like your images to be in JPEG or PNG format in RGB colour mode.

Video

The easiest way to submit a video for this category is to upload it to a video-sharing website such as Vimeo or YouTube. If you want to make your video private, you'll also need to send us the password to view your video.

Win: $1,000 for you and $3,000 for your school!

About this category

In this category, we’ll be looking for pieces that represent you as an interior designer. These could be hand-drawn/made or digital, and could include drawings, models, pictures or conceptual renders. Submissions will be accepted in one or combination of these formats.

Concept

We’re looking for work that is all your own – that is, work which is based on original thoughts, concepts and ideas that you have created yourself. Our judge will be looking at both the aesthetics of your design ideas (what it looks like visually), the development process, techniques used, creativity, 3D spatial awareness, an understanding of the elements and principles of design, and presentation (layout).

Images

We are looking for between 3-10 images that represent your breadth of work as an interior designer. Ideally, we'd like your images to be in JPEG or PNG format in RGB colour mode.

Video

The easiest way to submit a video for this category is to upload it to a video-sharing website such as Vimeo or YouTube. If you want to make your video private, you'll also need to send us the password to view your video.

JUDGES

Himanshu Khanna

Himanshu brings close to 15 years’ experience from the Creative Technology sector. Himanshu is passionate about the confluence of arts and technology and believes the ever-evolving field of creative technology will power the jobs of tomorrow. He is a global citizen having lived in seven cities so far and holds a masters degree in Computer Science.

Robyn Latimer

Robyn has a Bachelor of Design, Visual Communication from UTS and a Graduate Certificate of Design from Torrens University Australia. She has practised within multi sectors of the design industry including studio owner/operator for 25 years. Starting at HarperCollins Publishers heading the coveted Fiction, and Gift & Stationery lists, publishing became her area of specialisation in both print and digital formats. Robyn is passionate about using design ‘for good and not evil’ and has performed work on a pro-bono basis in the not-for-profit sector for the past 10 years for which she received a 2010 NSW volunteer of the year award. Robyn is now Associate Dean of Design at Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia.

David Agius

David has been practising and teaching interactive design and development for over 20 years. Prior to joining Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University David led the digital and interactive team at Holy Cow! David was across design and advertising, worked on award-winning projects for a variety of clients in corporate and retail. At Billy Blue, he’s lectured in interactive development, user experience design, mentored in capstone graduate project classes, directed interactive installation exhibitions and wrote the course framework for the Interaction Design Major degree. David continues to use emerging technology with his students as a platform for creative expression and experimentation.

Guy Sherlock

Guy is interested in the traditions of photography — believing that photography should be a separate art form from that of extreme digital manipulation or compositing. In recent years Guy has worked as a professional freelance photographer across several styles and genres, exhibiting in galleries as well as being published in many newspapers and magazines. As a senior academic Guy’s goal is to bring industry knowledge, skills and practice to the classroom — providing students with an industry-related education and experience.

Ivan Kintanar

Ivan has worked in the 3D industry for over 15 years as a VFX, 3D and Game Artist. He has worked on projects worldwide and has numerous film, TV and game credits working on projects for 2K Games, Tacx, Saatchi & Saatchi and Buick among others. Ivan has a Masters in Digital Media from the University of Newcastle and is currently a 3D Lecturer for Digital Media in Billy Blue College of Design, Torrens University.

Trent Naylor

Trent is a co-founder of Sydney-based games studio, Pygmy Tyrant and a passionate educator in Games Design. He has an eclectic history in education moving from Theology to Interactive Entertainment. He has been designing and creating content for games for over 20 years and working with high school & university students for nearly 12. He is currently the Senior Lecturer in Games for Media Design School Sydney and through his research & work and by facilitating passion in his students, he hopes to see games grow as a medium for art and story-telling.

Pirra Griffiths

Pirra is a lecturer in Branded Fashion Design for Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University. Pirra is passionate about working towards sustainability in fashion and beyond, as well as promoting ethical manufacturing in fashion. Inspired by the challenge of balancing function and aesthetics as well as creativity and commerciality, Pirra draws on her extensive industry experience whilst teaching. Actively involved in several projects around sustainable fashion and waste reduction, she is also designer & founder of her ethically and environmentally aware Swimwear and Activewear label, Allerton Swimwear.

Melissa O’Brien

Melissa is an interior architect, designer, decorator, stylist, researcher, and educator with 15 years' experience across these fields. She has a Bachelor of Interior Architecture from UNSW and a Masters of Design from Torrens University. With a background predominantly in large-scale commercial projects, Melissa is now a Director with Maxwell + Shirley, an interior design practice working primarily in residential architecture and interior design, and is also a senior academic in Interior Design and Decoration at Torrens University.