In 2017 Tom finished in the top student position for AWARD School Sydney. Each state winner was then judged by an international jury. Tom placed first in Australia and won a trip to NYC compare books with David Droga.


“Simple ideas that make you smile or made me feel slightly embarrassed that my student book wasn’t this good.”

Ben Priest, Founder & Group CCO- adam&eveDDB London

"Best across the board by far"

Nick Law, Vice Chairman & Global CCO-RGA New York

“Creating engaging, effective ideas in a simple scamp is difficult for even the most experienced creative...Kudos to this creative for stripping it all back to what I believe is the reason we are all here in this business; to make great ideas."

Mike Spirkovski, AWARD Chair and national chief creative officer at Saatchi & Saatchi Australia.