AWARD School 2017 applications are open now. Top student awarded a trip to meet David Droga in NYC.

2017 is the 30 th anniversary of a teenage David Droga, founder and creative chairman of renowned agency Droga5, winning Top Student at AWARD School. To mark the occasion, this year’s AWARD School top student – selected from the winners of all the Schools in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart and Auckland – will win an amazing opportunity to meet David Droga himself.

The meeting will take place in Droga’s HQ on Wall Street in New York City. Incredibly, David Droga also still has his original AWARD School entry submission and winning book from 1987.

The winner of this year’s AWARD School will be the only person in the last 29 years to see the winning portfolio that landed Droga his big break at OMON. And as they say, the rest is history.

Maybe your book will launch a global empire, change the face of advertising and catapult you onto the stage at Cannes more often than any other human.

David Droga, founder and creative chairman of Droga5 comments: “AWARD School was without question a crucial onramp for my career. It’s hard to fathom that it has been so long since I was just a scruffy student dreaming of nothing more than being paid for my imagination but it’s something you never lose an appreciation of. Which is why I’m looking forward to meeting this year’s top student and being inspired.”

Wilf Sweetland, AWARD Chair and managing partner of The Sweet Shop, co-sponsor of the trip, adds: “AWARD School has been the foundation of almost every successful creative’scareer since it began in 1983. But David Droga’s unparalleled success is a beacon for our entire industry.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the 30 years since he got his start as AWARD School’s top Student. We were delighted and amazed to discover that he has kept his student portfolio and has generously agreed to share its content with this year’s top student. It’s a unique and special honour and a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

AWARD School 2017 applications close Friday 24 February 2017, 5:00pm – NO EXTENSIONS!.
Apply via
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2017 AWARD School prize sponsors
Esther Clerehan & The Sweet Shop