Media Design School Bright Awards Winners 2022
The Bright Awards recognise young New Zealand high-school talent within the creative arts and technology fields. Since 2016, Media Design School has committed to help lift these creators and give back to their community.
The 2022 Bright Awards invited Year 11–13 students to showcase and celebrate their creativity in digital design and technology. Winners were handpicked from five categories on offer, including Animation, Graphic Design, Games, Web and Interactive, and Photography.
Photography category winner
Hannah Dunk (Maclean’s College, Auckland) Project Name: Abandoned Bus
“I wanted to convey the idea of decay and death of objects that humanity leaves behind. “
Animation category winner
Sean Pivac (Year 13, Kamo High School, Whangārei) Project Name: Dying for More
This short animation is about a rat who is blinded by greed and pays the ultimate price.
Graphic Design category winner
Ayaan Lakhani (Maclean’s College, Auckland). Project name: Memoria
The judges said: “Interesting use of the collage technique with a strong feeling of nostalgia, good use of grid and layout techniques for the composition.”
Games category winner
Alexis McKinnon (Waikato Diocesan School for Girls, Waikato). Project name: Lapsus
“A 2D platformer that allows the player to control a character in order to restore the land and progress towards an ending through problem solving in which both the land and character have changed and have gone through growth.”
Web + Interactive category winner
Oshadha Perera (Southland Boys High School, Invercargill). Project name: Write
“A website for a literary organisation, that allows them to promote their events and provide information useful to writers.”