Copy School applications now open

Copy School applications now open

Applications are open for the first Copy School of 2016 following the successful debut of The Newspaper Works-sponsored event in 2015.

The next Copy School will be in held in April in Melbourne and provides 20 young or aspiring copywriters the opportunity to attend a series of workshops hosted by a world-class line-up of guest tutors.

The workshop’s tax-deductible fee is $250 per student and is donated to Frontyard Youth Services, which is run by Melbourne City Mission.

The event is designed to encourage the best quality copywriting across all advertising media and engages some of Australia’s leading advertising creative writers and creative directors to pass on their knowledge and experience.

Hosted by Sharms Consultancy’s Mark Sharman, Copy School will provide participants with a real world brief that must be presented on the final morning of the course.

Some of the industry’s most respected creatives and a senior newspaper editor will be guest tutors including:

  • Paul Taylor, executive creative director, M&C Saatchi Melbourne
  • Nigel Dawson, creative partner, Three Wise Men
  • Evan Roberts, creative director, Clemenger BBDO
  • Sarah McGregor, head of copy, Leo Burnett
  • Jill Baker, executive editor – Sundays, HWT, News Corp Australia
  • Ron Mather, director, It’s the Thought that Counts
  • Gawen Rudder, founder, The Knowledge Consultancy
  • Ted Horton, chief creative officer, Big Red.
  • Doogie Chapman, creative director, Cummins & Partners

Copy School convenor Ray Black said the success of the event in both Melbourne and Sydney was due to the unhesitating support and enthusiasm of its tutors.

“They are top creative directors and writers who want to put something back into the business. Copy School does not dwell in the world of academia, its focus is on creating highly successful advertising for clients.”

The Newspaper Works CEO Mark Hollands said: “We have been delighted with Copy School’s success in Melbourne. Copy School’s reputation means it attracts the best talent in the industry to teach the next generation of creative stars. The creative process is vital to the future of the advertising industry and news media sector and we continue to be fully committed to it.”

Melbourne Copy School will be held from April 18-22 at the Herald & Weekly Times offices, HWT Towers, 40 City Road, South Bank.

For information visit To register contact Kyle Hannah at or 02 9692 6320.

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