Megan Grimshaw wins the Premier's Design Award

17 Sep 2018 - Education

Congratulations to Year 12 student, Megan Grimshaw, who was awarded the inaugural Premier’s VCE Product Design and Technology Award. The Victorian Premier’s Design Awards recognise and reward Victorian designers and businesses that display excellence in the way they use design. Megan has also been asked to speak at the DATTA Australia National Conference later in the year.

Megan reflects on her award:

On Wednesday 13 September, I was invited to Queens Hall Parliament House to receive the Premier’s Design Award in the first ever Secondary School Category.

I created an outfit last year during my VCE subject Product Design and Technology. The outfit was a functional outfit that incorporated plastic waste in an innovative way, to illustrate how single-use plastics can be repurposed. My garment and folio were selected to be exhibited in the VCE Top Designs exhibition earlier this year at the Melbourne Museum.

The VCAA submitted my garment into the Premier’s Design Awards. These awards “recognise and reward Victorian designers and businesses that display excellence in the way they use design” as well as recognising the important role design has in “shaping a better environment and society.”

It was such a privilege to be able to receive this award alongside outstanding designers and business men and women, who had created innovative design solutions to many social challenges. I believe in celebrating design particularly at secondary school level as it is important to foster and encourage the importance of creative thinking.

Megan Grimshaw, Year 12

We congratulate Megan on her wonderful achievement!