7 November 2014

The 2014 Innovation Award Winner is Timothy Lee from the University of Western Sydney! Congratulations

Tim’s, Snail Pellet Dispenser Packaging Design impressed the judges with his revival of the traditional gardening product box into an innovative, clever and functional design.  Timothy will commence his internship with Cormack sometime in the new year.

It was a great night for the University of Western Sydney, winning the award for the first time.  UWS students were also awarded for Second Place and  a Highly Commended award.  The night was attended by many of Cormack’s customers who thoroughly enjoyed the nights venue, awards presentation and comic entertainment by Kitty Flanagan.

Cormack’s own Martin Taylor  did a fantastic job as the evenings master of ceremonies, giving the night a touch of “James Bond”!

A full account of the night and photo gallery will be coming soon.

3 October 2014

Breaking News!!  2014 TOP 20 Finalists

Congratulations to the following students whose design entries have been selected as Top 20 Finalists:

014-143 Amy   Balam UWS
014-189 Min   Kyung Chae UTS
014-211 Isabella   Rago UTS
014-212 Samuel   McDonnell UTS
014-238 Sarah   Fletcher UTS
014-224 Martin   Joensson UNSW
014-227 Eunju   Lee UTS
014-230 Siobhan   Dorahy UTS
014-235 Christopher   Daniel UTS
014-250 Alisha   Wong UTS
014-257 Helen   Tran UTS
014-287 Marcus   Ming Lee UNSW
014-310 Joshua   Flowers UNSW
014-316 Omar   Ghoniam UWS
014-324 Timothy   Lee UWS
014-327 Curtis   Brennan UWS
014-348 Felicia   Sutandar UNSW
014-350 Priska   Effendy UNSW
014-357 John   Ballantine UWS
014-363 Jasper   Pipe UWS

28 May 2014

Dates are now being locked in for the 2014 Design Briefing Sessions at New South Wales Tertiary Institutions.  If you are an Industrial Design Student ask your course lecturer today about your participation in the Cormack Innovation Awards.

1 November 2013
The 12th Annual Cormack Innovation Awards culminated in a brilliant night at Sydney’s Dockside venue on 31 October.

The crowd was entertained with comedian Akmal Saleh before the serious business of the award winners were announced. This year’s design brief, “Products for People with Accessibility Constraints”, gave the students some serious issues to consider with their design submission.

The first prize was awarded to Dominic See from University of New South Wales with his simple yet clever design Fish Eyed Joe’s Tuna Can. Second prize awarded to Michael Rudd from University of Western Sydney with his Pry Top Yoghurt Container. Third prize was awarded to Shelley Javier from University of Technology Sydney with her Ketchup Cap sauce Packaging. Shelley was also awarded Equal first Place with Mariana Abdo, from University of Technology Sydney, for their designs judged separately by the Australian Packaging Covenant for their Sustainability Award.

Cormack also awarded three Highly Commended awards to Jonathan Conway from University of Technology Sydney, Jonathan Li from University of Technology Sydney and Shane Prasad from University of Western Sydney.

The Australian Institute of Packaging again partnered the program and awarded equal winners with their Scholarship. James Bossi and Justin Chong both from the University of Technology Sydney were these recipients.

The night was attended by many customers from major brands together with the Honourable Scot MacDonald MLC, attending on behalf of the Premier Barry O’Farrell.