Tag Archives: Awards

Stellenbosch Academy Students Win at #OneShow2017

What incredible news! Both Lucia Petschnig and Kirsten Haviland were given awards at the One Show Young Ones Awards ceremony. Lucia for her photography and Kirsten for her illustration.

We are so proud! Well done Lucia and Kirsten!

Check out this post on BizCommunity for more details and an interview with Kirsten.

Stellenbosch Academy secures 3 finalists in the Cape Town International Animation Festival

We’re starting the year off with a bang!

We’ve just heard that three of our students have been named as finalists in the Cape Town International Animation Festival. What makes this especially impressive is that all our finalists come from second year, pitting themselves against final year students from a number of other institutions! What an achievement.

Well done Coerine Hattingh, Jeroen Slee and Geena Prior – we are so proud!

Winners will be announced on 4 March, so stay tuned.

Student Gold Pack Awards – Gold and Bronze!

What a good day! We just heard the results of the Student Gold Pack Awards. Lhente Strydom won the overall student gold and was winner of Project 1, while Stephanie Le Roux won an overall student bronze and was named runner up of Project 2.

Our finalists who also received certificates of recognition were: Ashton Winkworth, Alida van der Westhuizen and Alexandra Hanson.

Well done everyone! Very well deserved!

Stellenbosch Academy Pendoring Finalists

A huge congratulations to all of our students. We have recently received the list of finalists for this year’s Pendoring Awards (which celebrate advertising work and creativity in all of South Africa’s 11 languages) and we have the most finalists out of all the schools in the country.

We lead the way with 6 finalists and in second is Vega (Pretoria) with 4. Well done Vega!

To all of our students who made the finalists – we are so proud. See you at the awards show!


Student Goldpack Awards Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2016 IPSA Student Goldpack Awards have just been announced and the good news for us at the Stellenbosch Academy keeps on coming! The following students have made it through as finalists: Alexandra Hanson, Stephanie Le Roux, Lhente Strydom, Alida van der Westhuizen, Ashton Winkworth.

And now we wait! The winners will be announced at the official awards lunch on 25 October at the Inanda Club in Sandton. Good luck everyone!

Stellenbosch Academy Student named finalist for the Financial Mail AdFocus Awards 2015

We’ve had such an exciting last few months at the Academy and the great news is that things just keep on getting better! Megan Brits has been named as a finalist in the Financial Mail AdFocus Awards 2015, and is now in the running with just two other students for the main prize: a bursary to the value of R35 000.

Megan’s portfolio was entered in the Graphic Design category along with other students from the Academy. Amy Staak’s was also entered for Graphic Design as well as Thabiso Ntuli’s and Carel Pretorius’ for Art Direction. Megan was the only finalist from the Academy but to Amy, Thabiso and Carel we say well done too! We are so proud!

Megan will be flown up to Johannesburg, along with the other two national finalists for the day of the AdFocus Awards on 25 November where she and the other finalists will be hosted for the day by an advertising or branding agency. In the evening, they will attend the AdFocus Awards themselves and get the amazing chance to rub shoulders with the real bigwigs of the advertising industry in South Africa and their work will be shown to everyone attending!

Judges for the award include Festus Masekwameng, former Loerie Awards chairman and chairman of the 2015 Annual AdFocus Awards; Vanessa Pearson, founder and executive creative director of the House of Brave agency; Pepe Marais, creative head at Joe Public; Thulani Sibeko, Nedbank’s managing executive responsible for group marketing, communications and corporate affairs; Matthys Esterhuyzen, senior strategist at Hellocomputer; and Kagiso Musi, MD of Brand Union.  

To Megan and our other chosen students who submitted their portfolios we say well done! We can’t wait to see how you do – good luck!

Check out some of the work from Megan’s portfolio below!

Student Gold Pack Awards Finalists

What a day! It’s not often you get the chance to report that students have received finalists in not one but TWO different awards shows!

The Student Gold Pack Awards are run by the Institute of Packaging SA and recognise outstanding student work. To Amy, Rachel, Ashley, Caylin and Liora – well done! Your work is outstanding.

We can’t wait to see how they do and will report back as soon as we know.

Good luck guys!