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.

National Award Super Jury

  • Sarah Barclay, Global ECD, JWT New York (AWARD School Winner 1984)
  • Margaret Johnson, CCO, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners San Francisco
  • Linda Knight, ECD, TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles (AWARD School 1992)
  • Nick Law, Vice Chairman & Global CCO, R/GA New York
  • James McGrath, Creative Chairman, Clemenger BBDO Melbourne
  • Ben Priest, Founder & Group CCO, adam&eveDDB London
  • Eric Quennoy, ECD, Wieden & Kennedy Amsterdam
  • Ted Royer, CCO, Droga5 New York
  • Kate Stanners, Chairwoman & Global CCO, Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Jureeporn Thaidumrong, Chairwoman/CCO, Grey Bangkok



    The AWARD book 

    “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

    "Best overall ideas and solutions"

    Ted Royer, CCO- Droga5 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.