Godfrey Hirst Australia was a major event sponsor for the annual Design Institute of Australia, Australian Graduate of the Year Awards (AGOTYA) held in Melbourne this year. As a dedicated supporter of quality design and innovation, Godfrey Hirst was delighted to support the development of new and emerging talent.

Shortlisted winners of the state-based Graduate of the Year Awards gathered at Denfair 2017 Melbourne for the announcement of the National winners. The jury had the challenge of selecting winners from the high calibre of submissions for all five of the main event categories.

Godfrey Hirst would like to acknowledge the following young designers for their award winning designs:

Cassandra Hewitt - Fashion & Textiles; Greta Saggas - Industrial Design; Briony Knowles - Interior Design/Decoration; Amelia Marks - Jewellery & Object Design; and Sahra Martin, who not only took top honours in her category of Visual Communications but, as recipient of the coveted Madeline Lester Award of Excellence, won Graduate of the Year.

Godfrey Hirst was delighted to be part of AGOTYA 2017, DIA’s principal programme for emerging designers.