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Top Designs Honour

Top Designs Honour


Five Mentone Girls’ Grammar students have been recognised for their 2019 work in ‘Top Designs’ exhibition as part of VCAA’s Season of Excellence.

Teacher, Mr Mark Garland, said the girls should be incredibly proud of their achievements. “I have never heard of a school with five students in Top Designs from the same subject in one year, which is a testament to the hard work that the girls put in and the quality creative work that was produced. The other pleasing part was that these creative and digital media students received outstanding VCE results with eight out of 10 students in the class receiving a study score above 40”.

Top Designs received more than 1000 submissions this year, of which, 163 were shortlisted for the nine VCE subjects that were accepted. There were only 13 VCE VET Creative and Digital Media works selected for exhibition.

The Mentone Girls' Grammar students recognised for their work are:

Jade Rayner (Class of 2020) – Animation

Samantha Rubeli – (Class of 2019) – Website

Kate Falconer – (Class of 2020) – Website

Georgia Smith – (Class of 2020) – Website

Carley Gold – (Class of 2020) – Animation

A special mention goes to Maisy Whitbread (Class of 2020) for also being shortlisted for her animation and website.

Top Designs is an annual exhibition that showcases the work of Victoria’s most outstanding emerging designers to thousands of Gallery visitors, however in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic the exhibition has been launched online by the Melbourne Museum.

To see still images of the selected pieces click here:

To take a virtual tour of the Top Designs exhibition click here: