Media Design School wins at MAD Stars 

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BUSAN, Friday: The Media Design SchoolAuckland collected 18 prizes at the MAD Stars 2023 Awards, including the only Gold in the Non-Professional (Student) category.

MDS director said: “Golds are like the Grand Prix awards of this category because they’re as rare as hen’s teeth. Last year there were only two awarded globally. This year there was only one.

“And that one shiny star, we’re very pleased to announce, was awarded to one of our MDS teams, Reece O’Gorman, and Lola Luo.

“Golds are like the Grand Prix of this category because they’re as rare as hen’s teeth.”

“MDS also won a Silver, two Bronze and eight Crystal awards, making MDS once again the most awarded campus globally this year.

“Reese together with James Sandham also scored a Crystal Award in the Integrated Stars category for eBay Weddings, whilst Lola together with Lita Vatuvei, also picked up a Crystal Award in the Strategy Stars category for Where Books Sing.

“We couldn’t have achieved any of these awards without the invaluable feedback from the industry. So, a very big and heart-felt shout-out to the industry guests who came in to critique specific projects: Kaz Maurice O’Leary, Michael Tam, ,Yvonne Leong, Lorenz Perry, and Andy Blood.

Panellists from NZ, Australia and Germany included Guy Trengrove (DDB Aotearoa); Rob Cook (Cheil NZ); Brad Stratton (Dentsu Creative); and Jack Close & Zac Hawkins (Colenso BBDO).

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