Gold Coast Creative – an inspiring selection of editorial, photography, typography and design – has been awarded top honours at the 2014 Gold Coast Media Awards.

The annual publication is a celebration of the ongoing cultural and creative growth in the region and is a joint initiative between Queensland College of Art (QCA) Griffith University, Sanctuary Cove Publishing and the City of Gold Coast.

Associate Professor Donal Fitzpatrick, Deputy Director, QCA (Gold Coast) says that as always, “the colourful pages of the Gold Coast Creative magazine showcase the region as an exciting and dynamic place to live, work and study.”

“This latest publication, as in past years, contains the work of some of our best young emerging graduates as well as the work of alumni who have achieved recognition in their respective fields,” he says.

“It also focuses on those companies situated at the cutting-edge of design application within the business community.”

SCP Publisher Clare E. Urwin agrees, saying the win was a fitting reward for the commitment and dedication of everyone involved.

“Now in its fifth year of publication, the sole aim of the Yearbook is to showcase the region’s cultural fraternity to a national and international audience.

“Working closely with such talented individuals and businesses on this prestigious project is truly inspirational and it is an honour to be recognised for our efforts.”

Emerging designers put their talents to work

Such direction is also the ideal fit for Liveworm, the studio responsible for producing the graduating student and Alumni pages within the Gold Coast Creative, utilising the talents of QCA Gold Coast’s leading Design, Studio Art and Photo Media students, under the guidance of highly qualified and experienced personnel.

QCA’s students compete for the cover design for the magazine and prepare a full page to showcase their work, particular skills and contact details, leading to work opportunities for our talented graduates.

The 2014 edition of Gold Coast Creative is available for purchase at select newsagencies in Queensland, NSW and Victoria. Copies can also be purchased online from the Griffith University website: for $19.95 (including postage).

For more than a decade, the Gold Coast Media Awards have been a celebration of excellence within the media profession, designed to recognise and reward those responsible for shaping this region’s identity, enhancing a sense of community and contributing to the success of local tourism and business.