A total of 211 aspiring creatives have been accepted into AWARD School 2021, with five Indigenous Scholarships awarded as part of this year’s student intake.
This year’s total acceptances were drawn from 460 applications received nationally, and is an increase over last year when 192 students were accepted.
Says AWARD School joint national heads Mandie van der Merwe and Jack Nunn: “Huge congratulations to everyone about to enter AWARD School 2021 – your responses to the application brief showed great creative thinking. And now the hard work really begins.
“As we go into the third year of our Indigenous Scholarship programme we’re also thrilled to welcome five scholars in 2021 who we know are going to shine.”
van der Merwe and Nunn said that while unsuccessful applicants would be understandably disappointed, they should also be proud of their entries: “Of course we commiserate with everyone who didn’t quite make the cut this year and to all of you we’d say keep honing your ideas and apply again in 2022. Creativity is all about developing your talent.”
AWARD School 2021 will kick off on 22 March and run for 12 weeks.
Graduation ceremony dates and other details will be announced soon.