3rd October 2019 | Brisbane Powerhouse
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Turning a creative idea into a successful enterprise takes passion, drive, knowledge and the right connections.


That’s where Creative3, The Awards comes in.

Creative3, The Awards forges connections: creativity and technology; community and the arts; innovation and enterprise; investors and entrepreneurs; customers and businesses. 

Since 2010, QUT Creative Enterprise Australia’s (CEA) annual Creative3 event has connected founders and entrepreneurs with experts, mentors and investors to spark Australia’s creative industries and world-leading creative technology sector.

Creative3 celebrates 10 years of inspiration and innovation in 2019 and marks the milestone with The Awards, a celebration of the nation’s creative trailblazers and its rising stars.

Taking place at the Brisbane Powerhouse, 3 October 2019.



Award Categories

Introducing Creative3, The Awards | Celebrating the pioneers, emerging talent and entrepreneurs who have contributed to the creative economy. We have created four award categories that are open to everyone to nominate, followed by a public vote to find our very best in each category in Australia. This is your chance to nominate an individual (yourself) or a business you think is worthy of recognition as one of the very best!

Creative3, The Awards salutes past success, showcases future potential and acknowledges the influence creativity, technology and enterprise has across fields as diverse as fashion, screen, advertising, product design, digital media, multimedia, games, computing, robotics, engineering and electronics.

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The Rising Star: Creative Tech 2019 Award

A startup that has traded for less than three years and generated up to AUD$1M in sales annually.

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The Innovator:
Creative Tech 2019 Award 

A scale up that has traded for more than three years and/or generated more than AUD$1M in sales annually.

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The Rising Star:
Fashion Business 2019 Award

A startup fashion business that has traded for less than five years, released at least two collections and generated product sales.

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The Creative Trailblazer 2019 Award

An individual who creates enterprises and opportunities and who advocates, mentors, donates, educates and advises within Australia’s creative economy.


Key Dates



 Join host Mark Pesce and keynote speakers to be announced soon.

Mark Pesce presenting at C3 2016

Creative3, The Awards on 3 October 2019 is an opportunity to spark connections and ignite inspiration within the creative economy.

The event is a platform to meet and hear from industry experts, peers and leading creative innovators; it invites investors to network with founders, startups and scaleups; and it champions industry heroes and emerging talent.

The achievements of creative tech and fashion enterprises are celebrated in an afternoon of experiences showcasing the breadth of Australian talent across the creative economy.

 World-leading experts deliver keynote addresses and category winners share their creative insight.


 Expert Panel

Meet your panel of experts who will shortlist finalists across each category

Tracey Hocking  Lazybones

Tracey Hocking Lazybones

Lynda Coker  The Studio

Lynda Coker The Studio

Cameron Mitchell  TrademarkVision

Cameron Mitchell TrademarkVision

David Giles-Kaye  Australian Fashion Council (AFC)

David Giles-Kaye Australian Fashion Council (AFC)

Rudy Crous  Shortlyster

Rudy Crous Shortlyster

Rowan Lamont  Designworks

Rowan Lamont Designworks

Andrew Barnes  GO1

Andrew Barnes GO1

Carl Hartmann  Aussie Founders Network

Carl Hartmann Aussie Founders Network


10 Years Of Creative3

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