“Taking part in the Student of the Year Award was without a doubt one of the best professional steps I took as a student.”

Douglas Hagger – 2016 Design Student of the Year


Student awards


New talent is the future and life blood of our industries. We must encourage and nurture this talent so that creativity in Tasmania not only continues, but strives to improve.

The Diemen Awards recognises this talent with the Design and Digital Student of the Year, and with the Print Apprentice of the Year.

As well as winning the prestigious student and apprentice of the year trophies, 2017 will see the launch of the inaugural Diemen Internship. This 2 week internship, awarded to each student and apprentice, will give the winners the opportunity get to explore life inside some of Tasmania’s leading creative companies.


The 1st week of the Internship will be at a design, digital or print company that aligns with the students studies. This is designed so that they are able to really immerse themselves in the realities and excitement of commercial creativity.
In the 2nd week, the students will get the opportunity to visit five other companies in an effort to show them all facets of the industry. These will range from advertising agencies and TV stations, to animation studios and creative firms.

Details of the Diemen Internship partners will be announced October 1. Entry is via a nomination process, where teachers can select up to five students from their Digital and Design classes. and business owners may nominate up to four print apprentices.

These nominees will submit via email a folio of their best pieces of work which will need to be presented at a formal interview. Interviews will be conducted in early October. They will cover off topics such as the students’ folio, achievements to date and where they see themselves in the industry now and in the future. Other relevant questions may also be asked.



The top three nominees in each category will be invited to the DIEMEN Awards night where the winners will be announced and DIEMEN trophies presented.

For any queries about Student of the Year please contact Katie Hepper at katie@theunderstorey.com.au or Tom Waugh at tom@ignitedigi.com.au