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 out Student of the Year awards.

As well as winning the prestigious student of the year trophies, students will take part in the DIEMEN Internship Program. 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.


Details of the DIEMEN Internship partners will be announced later in the year. Entry is via a nomination process, where teachers can select up to five students from Design, Digital and other creative industry courses. The Nomination cut off date is October 5th.

Nominees will submit, via email, a folio of their best pieces of work. Folios can not include more than 8 pieces of work, and will need to clearly state which award they are entering. Students will also need to provide a hard copy of their folio at a formal interview with the Student of the Year Coordinators. Interviews will be conducted in mid October, and 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.

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To view the 2017 Design and Digital Student of the Years’ submission portfolios click on the links below.

Anna Bluck – Design

Tara Jay – Digital

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 Anna Bluck at or Tom Waugh at