Many, many years ago, when I was in my late teens, I studied art at high school, hoping for a career in graphic design. Much of my teenage years was spent poring through graphic novels and comic books like 2000AD, admiring the art of Brian Bolland, Steve Dillon and Cam Kennedy.
For a variety of reasons, the dream to become a graphic designer never came to be and I became a journalist instead but over the years, I’ve always enjoyed stretching my artistic urges with Procreate on my iPad & last year I completed a beginners stone carving night course.
I’m a strong advocate for artistic talent, which is why I’m happy to give a little plug to the Media Design School of New Zealand’s Bright Awards.
The Bright Award is a nationwide creative arts competition designed specifically for high school students in years 10, 11 and 12. Winners receive a $1000 cash prize to continue pursuing their creative careers and a $3000 award for their school. Entries are in the categories of graphic design, photography, gaming, animation and web & interactive.
Entries open on August 10 and are open until October 7. You can find out more about the competition here at the Media Design School’s Bright Awards page.