ECAWA, with Caitlin Bathgate and Andrea Conte, Managing Director of Fire Tech Australia have announced the winners of the ECAWA Holiday Challenge 2017 – Design a Digital Card Competition. 

Congratulations to all those who entered. Your work is of a high standard and you can be proud of it! The judges commented that it was all very close, and very hard to judge for some year groups especially.

Winning students will be notified individually through their schools, as to how to collect prizes. Certificates of participation will also be sent to participating schools for distribution to students.

ECAWA is very grateful for the support of Fire Tech Australia in judging this competition and providing prizes for the winning students.

The Winners – with some notes from the judges!

Year 8

Winner: Sophie Young, Santa Maria College
Comments: Great choice of colour, animation and picture selection. Can feel the Christmas happiness shining!
Santa Maria College – Watch out next year not to step on the foot of the copyright gods! I’d love to see students’ original film/photo/art as well 🙂
Prize:
Age 13-14
Free two-day Senior Maker Fire Tech Summer Workshop @ ECU Joondalup, Bunbury or Christ Church Grammar School. Valued @ $240
Suggestions include:  3D Games Design, Digital Photography, Flying Drones or Robotics
See http://www.firetechcamp.com.au/senior-makers

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Year 7

Winner: Jazmyn De Francesco, Ashdale Secondary College
Comments: A fabulous Christmas card, the winner for colour, font, choice of detail and theme. Congrats!
A close tie between Andy and Jazmyn. Jazmyn’s ice theme with colours patterns and stylish Christmas font choice is the winner.
Amazing submissions by Ashdale Secondary – very impressed with the variety of styles, time and effort put in. Also with the knowledge of image editing software – a great skill to explore and communicate with!
Prize: 
Age 12/13
Free two-day Senior Maker Fire Tech Summer Workshop @ ECU Joondalup, Bunbury or Christ Church Grammar School. Valued @ $240
Suggestions include:  3D Games Design, Digital Photography, Flying Drones or Robotics
See http://www.firetechcamp.com.au/senior-makers

 

Runner Up: Andy Lumi, Ashdale Secondary College
A great choice of warm cheery colours, beautiful starflake design and elegant simplicity.

Honorable mentions:
Aiden, Ashdale Secondary College – great colours and shapes, love the merry fireplace and attention given to detail!
Alysha, Ashdale Secondary College – cookies are a great touch, the card is an artwork in its self with the starry sky.
Ezra, Ashdale Secondary College – Your snowman is amazing, I’d love to see more character illustrations from this student, keep up the amazing designs!
Luke, Ashdale Secondary College – very nice layout and simplistic design, we definitely have a graphic designer in the making here.
Jackson, Ashdale Secondary College – amazing gradients! Especially on the baubles. Make your text a little bigger next time to grab more attention and keep up the amazing design work!

Year 6

Winner: Stevie Voyce, Kambalda Primary School
Comments: Red/green Christmas card #1 in PDF – great choice of text, layout, colour and icons!
Prize:
Age11/12
Free Junior or Senior maker Fire Tech Summer Workshop @ ECU Joondalup, Bunbury or Christ Church Grammar School. Valued @ $99-$240
See http://www.firetechcamp.com.au/senior-makers and http://www.firetechcamp.com.au/junior-makers

Runner Up: Jake, Kambalda Primary School 
A tremendous effort, great use of technology and choice of words and icons. Keep creating amazing things!

Year 5

Winner: Nikisha Shaw, Kambalda Primary School
Comments: 
A storytelling Christmas card with a beautiful message. Great choice of content, images and construction. Love your tree illustration!
Prize:
10/11 Age
Ozobot Evo Valued @ $99
OR Free Fire Tech Junior Maker Summer Workshop @ ECU Joondalup, Bunbury or Christ Church Grammar School, suggestions:

 

Runner Up: Rainee Lowe, Parkwood Primary School
Comments: 
2nd place with fantastic animation and well done for crediting your sources which many people forgot!

 

Year 4

Winner: Mia Ward, Parkwood Primary School
Comments: Great wordplay, choice of colour and layout. Congratulations!
Prize:
9-10 years
Ozobot Evo Valued @ $99
OR Free Fire Tech Junior Maker Summer Workshop @ ECU Joondalup, Bunbury or Christ Church Grammar School, suggestions:

Year 3

Winner: Sahara Surman, Aveley Primary School
Comments: Scratch Christmas cards are the best! I am super impressed with this school and kids for transforming their knowledge of code and creativity. As well as crediting all your creative sources, you’ve made something fun and catchy and it was a super close tie between Sahara and Ethan.
Prize:
8-9 years
Ozobot Evo Valued @ $99
OR Free Fire Tech Summer Workshop @ ECU Joondalup or Christ Church Grammar School, suggestions:

Year 1

Winner: Jaylyn Basaran, Woodvale Primary School
Comments: A sweet, beautiful Christmas card with a very cute message! A great combination of traditional and digital design skills and audio to complete it – congratulations Jaylyn.
Prize:
6-7 years
Ozobot Evo Valued @ $99 OR
Intro to Coding/Robotics with Ozobots $120

ECAWA is very grateful for the support of Fire Tech Australia in judging this competition and providing prizes for the winning students.

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