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Q Awards 2024 Entries Now Open!

The annual competition for young creatives in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty is now open for entries!
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The Q Awards give young creatives in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty the chance to showcase their work.
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    About The Q Awards

    Unleash your creative potential in the Q Awards

    If you’re aged 16-18, live in Tauranga or the Western Bay and you have a passion for creativity, then you need to enter the Q Awards.

    From Graphic, to Moving Image, Photography, Architectural and Product, we want entries that represent your take on your chosen creative discipline and are also commercially relevant. But there’s more. The work in these categories will come under the scrutiny of industry judges, whilst the public will select the People’s Choice.

    The incentive for you? Apart from the chance to win great prizes, you’ll have work to add to your portfolio, which in time should prove to be invaluable for your employment prospects in the creative industries.

    Entries Open: Wednesday 26 Jun

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    Entries close: 08/11/2024
    Win a design scholarship & Tech prizes
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    You could win great prizes in the Q Awards. Last year's prizes included internships and tech prizes!

    About Q Awards

    Unleash your creative potential in the Q Awards

    If you’re aged 16-18, live in Tauranga or the Western Bay and you have a passion for Design, then you need to enter the Q Awards.

    From Graphic, to Moving Image, Photography, Architectural and Product, we want entries that represent your take on your chosen creative discipline and are also commercially relevant. But there’s more. The work in these categories will come under the scrutiny of industry judges, whilst the public will select the People’s Choice.

    The incentive for you? Apart from the chance to win great prizes, you’ll have work to add to your portfolio, which in time should prove to be invaluable for your employment prospects in the creative industries.

    Your next step? Decide what you want to enter and then… ENTER!

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    Great prizes to be won

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    Entries close: 08/11/2024
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    You could win great prizes in the Q Awards. Last year's prizes included internships and tech prizes!

    2024 Q Awards Participating Schools

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    Otumoetai College
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    Tauranga Boys’ College
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    Katikati College
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    Te Puke High School
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    Bethlehem College
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    Aquinas College
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    Papamoa College
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    Tauranga Girls’ College
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    Trident High School

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    Whakatane High School

    Would you like your school to be part of Q Awards 2024?
    Get in touch with us now!

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    Become a Q Awards sponsor

    Help a young person succeed in the creative industries

    The Q Awards are a great opportunity for you to support young people in Tauranga and the Western Bay. By becoming a Q Awards sponsor, you will be helping an award winner further their career in the creative industries.

    The difference you’ll make to supporting a young person will be significant. Thanks to our sponsors in the 2023 awards, prize winners received financial support for equipment needed to further their creative careers. We also had the amazing prize of an internship for a prize winner, which is something we would love to repeat as a prize this year.

    As a sponsor, you’ll receive significant exposure on this website, our social channels, and during the awards evening (which you’ll be invited to).

    If you’d like to find out more about the sponsorship opportunities available in the 2024 Q Awards, simply send us a message and we’ll take it from there.

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    Launch your design career with the Q Awards

    “I established the Q Awards to help young designers in Tauranga and the Western Bay because I know how powerful and inspiring great design is. I also know how difficult it can be for young designers to get an opportunity to express their creativity in a commercial setting.

    The Q Awards can change that by providing our extraordinarily talented young designers the chance to either enter the workforce directly through an internship, or through winning one of the many other prestigious prizes our supporters have kindly donated.

    Most importantly, every entrant will have their work scrutinised by design community leaders who know exactly what is required in a commercial environment. I wish you every encouragement in your Q Awards entry and every success in your design career.”

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    Quentin Van Heerden
    Founder, Q Awards

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    “The Q Awards enabled me to explore my passion for graphic design, providing a gateway into the diverse industry; allowing me to further my skills with real world experience.”
    - Neil Buchanan, Winner of the Orange Award, Graphic Category (2021)

    “Thank you so much. I am so grateful for this - it made me and my family very proud of my efforts... and gives me great motivation for what I can do next”
    - Ivy Anderson Podmore, Gold Winner, Graphic Category (2022)

    “During my internship, I was fortunate enough to work on a project around the Q Awards that involved editing. I learnt a lot about professional and commercial editing and meeting the needs of the client and changing the product to their needs. I would thoroughly recommend entering the Q Awards competition to possibly win an internship with Quentosity.”
    - Joshua Wheatley, Co-winner of the Orange Award, Moving Image Category (2022)

    “The internship is a unique insight into the media and design industry. With the help of the industry professionals, I learnt and developed a new set of skills such as editing, using Adobe Software, design and more. I would recommend everyone to participate in the Q Awards, for the chance to win a life-changing internship or other awards.”
    - Sofia Arias, Co-winner of the Orange Award, Moving Image Category (2022)

      Why you should enter the Q Awards


      Why you should enter the Q Awards

      We hear from teachers, and a past winner, about the benefits of entering the Q Awards.
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      Q AWARDS 2022 WINNERS

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      Well done to every winner in the Q Awards 2022 – you should feel very proud of your achievement, as should all the entrants. It was brilliant celebrating the work of Tauranga and the Western Bay's emerging creative community.
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