o2 Media is proud to be hosting the second annual Regional Design Awards in 2014. These awards celebrate the rich diversity of design talent that abounds in regional Victoria’s design community.
They also provide important professional development, mentoring and networking opportunities for professional and aspiring young Designers, Photographers and Illustrators.
The event will culminate with an awards ceremony and exhibition of finalists’ work in Warrnambool on Friday 21 November 2014.
The Identity award celebrates creative logo design and/or brand identity across multiple mediums. Judges will be looking for effective execution of the branding which establishes a recognisable brand with aesthetic appeal.
Submissions can include but are not limited to: logo designs, styleguides and corporate stationery (business cards, letterheads etc).
2. Print Media
The Print Media award recognises innovative design for a printed project. Judges will consider creativity, power of the communication and innovative use of the print medium.
Submissions may include but are not limited to reports, publications, magazines, catalogues, books, booklets, posters, brochures and flyers.
3. Digital Media
The Digital Media award acknowledges exceptional communication via a digital medium. Entries will be assessed on concept, innovation, aesthetic appeal, user experience and functionality.
Submissions may include but are not limited to websites, apps, online publications, and social media campaigns.
4. Image Creation
The Image Creation award celebrates exceptional image creation or enhancement using photography and/or illustration within any graphic design brief. Judging will consider composition, creativity and aesthetic appeal.
5. Emerging Talent
The Emerging Talent award recognises outstanding design and creative potential amongst our regional tertiary and secondary students. Entrants will submit a poster responding to a prescribed brief. Judges will consider originality, excellence in interpretation and execution of the brief, creativity and design aesthetics.
Who is eligible to enter?
1. Entrants must live and work in Regional Victoria (exclusive of metropolitan Melbourne).
2. Entries must consist of your own original works.
3. Work entered must have been completed between 1 September 2013 and 10 October 2014.
4. Emerging Talent entries must be current students and not working in a professional capacity as a designer.
5. See terms and conditions here for full eligibility requirements.
How do I enter?
Entries must be submitted online at
What format should my entry be in?
Upload a maximum of 5 RGB JPEGs per single entry. All files must be 595 pixels x 842 pixels at 72dpi. Maximum file size is 250kb. Finalists will be requested to provide high resolution artwork.
When do entries close?
Entries close at midnight on Friday 10 October, 2014.
When will finalists be notified?
Finalists will be notified via email on Monday 3 November 2014. Winners will be announced at the awards evening on 21 November 2014. Tickets for the awards night will be available for purchase at $40 per ticket.
How many times can I enter?
There is no limit to the number of times an individual may enter the Regional Design Awards however you must register and pay per entry.
Who will judge the awards?
The Regional Design awards will be judged by a select group of esteemed industry professionals.
The 2014 RDA judges are:
John Schreenan – Kingprint
Simon Hipgrave – The Hungry Workshop
Mimi Leung – Illustrator
Kane Hibberd – Photographer
Sophie Cook – SuniTAFE, AGDA Mildura Councillor
Brett Saunders – Saunders Design Group, AGDA Mildura Councillor
Tim Gentle – The Design Experts
Ed Price – OMG! Creative
Meghan Kelly – Deakin University
Anthony Wood – Shillington College
Is there an entry fee?
The cost per single entry is $27.50. However, Emerging Talent category entries are free of charge.
How can I find out more?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 5568 3095.
How to enter
1. Download the entry kit here for category information and criteria.
2. Register and submit your design/s.
3. Upload a maximum of 5 RGB JPEGs per single entry. All files must be 595 pixels x 842 pixels at 72dpi. Maximum file size is 250kb.
4. Provide a short written summary about your entry. (Digital Media entrants please include any URLs.)
5. Pay entry fee of $27.50 per single entry (except Emerging Talent category entrants – entry to this category is free of charge).
6. Entries close at midnight on Friday 10 October, 2014.
7. Following pre-selection, finalists will be notified and high-resolution artwork will be requested for use in the Awards exhibition.
Emerging Talent entry procedure
1. Design a poster responding to this year’s theme – ‘Nothing is private in a digital world’.
2. Register and submit your design.
3. Upload a RGB JPEG of your poster. All files must be 842 pixels wide x 1191 pixels high at 72dpi. Maximum file size is 250kb.
4. Provide a short, written summary about your entry.
5. Entries close at midnight on Friday 10 October, 2014.
6. Following pre-selection, finalists will be notified and high-resolution artwork will be requested for use in the Awards exhibition.
You are invited to attend the Regional Design Awards Presentation evening in Warrnambool on Friday 21 November. A central feature will be an exhibition of all finalists’ artwork, with category winners announced on the night.
Network with like-minded creatives and take inspiration from guest speaker, Photographer Kane Hibberd along with AGDA Mildura Chair, Mark Haynes who will open the evenings proceedings.
This year the Awards night will see an exciting new venue, The Artery, an artist run initiative based in Warrnambool housing artists’ studios, a gallery and retail space. For more information about the Artery and their upcoming workshops visit their website.
Tickets for the presentation evening are $40 per person (students free), which includes drinks and canapés.
With over a decade of experience working within the music industry in various roles, Kane Hibberd is well educated in music. Having returned to study to complete a Bachelor of Photography at the prestigious RMIT University in 2008, The Art Of Capture has quickly gained the attention of the international music community. 2010 saw Hibberd recognised as one of the leading rock photographers in the world by British music magazine NME. Hibberd was announced as the second place-getter in the rock bible’s first annual Music Photography Awards.
With his focus set on producing captivating, inventive and emotive images as well as capturing those one-off rock’n’roll moments, Hibberd regularly shoots commissioned work for music publications such as Rolling Stone, Metal Hammer, Blunt, Rocksound, Alternative Press, and The music – his work has often graced the covers of many of these publications. His busy schedule has led Hibberd to work with a diverse array of top international and Australian artists such as, Cut Copy, The Living End, Paramore, Hilltop Hoods, Birds Of Tokyo, The Temper Trap, Gotye, 360 and Them Crooked Vultures. His services are in demand around the country with clients that include EMI/ Universal Music, Warner Music, Eleven, Mushroom Group, UNFD, Sony, Street Press Australia, Next Media and Future Media.
Hibberd is the official tour photographer for Soundwave Festival, Harvest Festival, Stagemothers Aussie BBQ SXSW, Pyramid Rock Festival and the Melbourne leg of Laneway Festival.
2013 saw Kane independently publish his first book under his alter ego, Kanye Lens. A nickname given to him on tour many moons ago. Kanye Lens Vs Soundwave Volume 1 is a 454 page hard cover coffee table style photography book presenting an in depth look at his work with Australia’s Soundwave Music Festival.
2013 also saw Kane speak at the annual AgIdeas conference, Big Sound Music & Design as well as being selected as a finalist in the Moran contemporary photographic price.
To view an online portfolio:
After graduating in 1981 from Bendigo CAE (Latrobe Uni), Mark worked at various ad agencies and studios before establishing Haynes Design in 1989. Mark is passionate about community, education and generating social change by sharing his 30 years of skills and knowledge gained through the design process, problem solving, innovation and design thinking.
Mark is the co founder and chair of Cultivator Inc, a community focused non-profit organisation established 2010. Cultivator is a dynamic annual event that brings together inspirational guest speakers from varied backgrounds both nationally and internationally, encouraging design thinking and problem solving to create better communities. www.cultivator.net.au
In 2012 Mark assisted the establishment of the first regional branch of the Australian Graphic Design Association. As the chair he provides leadership and governance to the local design industry.
Originally established by the King family, expert printer Eddie Schreenan purchased the Alex King and Sons business in the late 1970s and has continued its tradition of quality printing with unmatched customer service. Today, Eddie’s sons Daniel, Peter and John continue the Kingprint tradition of excellence.
Proxy Design is a creative agency in Geelong, catering for all types of creative needs including graphic design, social media strategy, web design and development. Owner Luke Outerbridge has been involved with graphic design and web for over 10 years. His portfolio includes work for international surf and skate brands, supermarket products, events and a broad range of regional small businesses. Proxy Design recently partnered with o2Media to develop the new Regional Design Awards website.
As telecommunications technology continues to advance, Telstra Country Wide is at the forefront – providing customers in regional and rural Australia with the latest in services, products and applications.
Since 1984, ACE Radio Broadcasters have been at the forefront of regional radio, jointly owned by the Hanbury and Paterson families, who are themselves regionally based. The company has grown over the years to include 13 radio stations, one newspaper, ACE Direct Sales, Melbourne Radio School and employs over 160 people across Victoria and southern New South Wales. 3WM has a “Classic hits, News, Talk and Sport” format and popular rural program Country Today. While MixxFM provides a top 40 format. The Weekly Advertiser has a circuclation of 23,343 newspapers delivered to every home in the major centres as well as the smaller towns.
WIN Network – the world’s largest privately owned regional television network and Australia’s largest commercial network reaches more than 9 million viewers across six states of Australia and the nation’s capital. Broadcasting throughout 27 markets, including Channel Nine in Adelaide and Perth, WIN’s transmission spans the largest geographical area in the world. The WIN Network employs over 1400 staff across six states of Australia and the nation’s capital.
The BJ Ball Group encompasses a diverse range of business units within the paper and communication media sector. Our ethos of sustainability and responsible business practice is evident by our commitment to our industry, our customers, the environment and our people. BJ Ball’s team of talented individuals coupled with innovative products, provide our customers with confidence for the future.
agIdeas is a program of world class design events and resources that make connections between those seeking innovation and some of the most original minds on the planet. agIdeas online platform, Ideas on Design, is a free resource for anyone interested in design and design thinking and how it can make a difference for design and society. Through events, videos, and interviews we present ideas, experience, skills, knowledge and opportunities to connect with design practitioners, business leaders and researchers who are experts across design disciplines and industry sectors in the application of design to improve standards of living,productivity and economic prosperity.
Design Matters exist to highlight, celebrate and nurture all forms of design in the state of Victoria. Our goal is to help raise awareness of the role of design as a catalyst for innovation to raise standards of living and increase economic prosperity.
Design is about being clever with what you’ve got. It’s about solving your problems in a way that works with your limitations. Any community that wants to make the most out of its future in a world of limited resources needs a strong Design culture at its core.
This is why Design Matters.
Deakin University’s School of Communication and Creative Arts is proud to be associated with the Regional Design Awards. Deakin has long been associated with the creative arts and our local foundations here in Warrnambool were built on Visual Arts in the region. Today we have a very successful Visual Communication Design program based at our Melbourne campus as well as Visual Arts at our GeelongWaterfront campus and are keen to encourage you to explore these and our higher degrees by research opportunities in any number of disciplines. Further information can be found at www.deakin.edu.au. We hope that our involvement with these awards will assist with raising the profile of the great designers we have here locally and give them the recognition they deserve.
Australian Graphic Design Association Limited is the peak national organization representing the Australian graphic design industry.
With more than 2,600 members distributed throughout the creative, visual communications, applied design and technology sectors, it is dedicated to advancing the profession through an interrelated program of state, national and international activities in education, advocacy and professional development.