Otago Polytechnic

A brochure about learning to swim has earned Columba College year-13 student Courtney Parks the top prize in Otago Polytechnic’s Celebrate Design Secondary Schools Awards Exhibition.

Courtney’s entry beat almost 60 others, earning her the overall award, announced at a ceremony at Otago Polytechnic’s Hub on Friday 24 August.

As overall winner, Courtney receives a fees scholarship (Year 2, Semester 1) for Otago Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Design degree programme, as well as art/design materials sponsored by National Art Supplies. Courtney was also named overall winner of the Communication Design section.

Judge Caroline McCaw, academic leader for Otago Polytechnic’s Communication Design programmes, praised Courtney’s entry:

“The judging panel agree that Courtney’s design combined elements of mid-century photography with a modernist layout.

“The image and text elements demonstrated a mature restraint, including a limited colour palette, and well balanced elements.”

Full list of award winners:

Communication Design

Overall excellence (scholarship): Courtney Parks (Columba College).

Highly commended: Amy Waldburger (Columba College); Ghazal Dousti (Columba College); Erin Dailey (Columba College); Riley Smith (Kings High School); Mason Corbett (Kings High School); Connor Wright (Taieri College); Jacob Woodcock (Taieri College).

Architectural Studies

Overall excellence: Iona Hibbert (Otago Girls High School).

Highly commended: Emilie Bell (Timaru Girls High School; Ariana Knudson-Hollebon (Otago Girls High School).

Product Design

Overall excellence: Ryan Horrell (St Peters College, Gore).

Highly commended: Adam Wilson (Otago Boys High School).

Fashion Design

Overall excellence: George Park (Bayfield High School).

Highly commended: Alice Parson (Bayfield High School); Sally Lory (Waitaki Girls High School).

Otago Polytechnic’s Celebrate Design Secondary Schools Exhibition runs until Thursday 30 August at the Hub, Forth St, Dunedin.

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Published on 28 Aug 2018

Orderdate: 28 Aug 2018
Expiry: 31 Dec 2019