Applications Open For 2018 Copy School

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Applications have opened for the 2018 Copy School in Sydney, sponsored by NewsMediaWorks, with another world-class line-up of guest creative tutors.

Copy School is designed to encourage the best quality copywriting across all channels and engages some of Australia’s leading advertising creative directors and copywriters, as well as news media executives, to pass on their knowledge and experience.


Copy School will be held in Sydney from Monday 22 to Friday 26 October, and is seeking 20 young copywriters, or any aspiring copywriters, to attend the workshop series.

Richards Rose senior copywriter, Mark Sharman, will again be the Copy School Convenor and host some of the industry’s best senior creative talent and a senior newspaper editor, who will donate their time to be guest tutors, including:

  • Ted Horton, Chief Creative Officer, Big Red, Melbourne
  • Jane Caro, Social Commentator, Writer & Lecturer
  • David Morris, Writer
  • Jen Speirs, Deputy Executive Creative Director, BMF Australia
  • Tim Brown, Creative Partner, Disciple
  • Laurie Ingram, Creative Partner, Mr Mumbles
  • Mike Burdick, Senior Copywriter 303 MullenLowe
  • Alexandra Smith, State Political Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald.

Copy School will provide participants with a real-world brief that will be presented and critiqued on the final morning of the course.

The workshop fee is just $250 per student. Copy School will donate the fully tax-deductible fee to The Oasis Centre, Salvation Army.

Copy School Sydney will be held at Fairfax Media, 1 Darling Island, Pyrmont.

NewsMediaWorks CEO Peter Miller, who will open the Sydney Copy School, said: “Copy School continues to be a great success in Sydney and unearths some serious new creative talent.

“Copy School focuses on how to create great, effective advertising for brands from some of the best in the business, and it has attracted a range of students from junior writers at agencies to marketers themselves.

“I’d like to thank our Sydney guest tutors for sharing their knowledge and generous commitment to Copy School.”

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