The Diamond Skulls aim to honour the individuals who create the most inspiring creative communications in Western Australia in a given year.

Unlike traditional craft categories in award shows, The Diamond Skulls will be judged on a portfolio of work created in 2015, rather than a one-off piece.

The Diamond Skulls are free to enter.

There are seven categories for the Awards;
Photographer, Director, Editor, Designer, Art Director, Copywriter and Sound Designer of the Year.

One Diamond Skull will be awarded in each category to a PADC Member.

Three finalists in each category will receive a complimentary Conference Pass to Emergence Creative Festival 2016 in Margaret River from March 16 to 18. During the Festival The Diamond Skulls will be presented to winners at a special gala event. Finalists' work will also be displayed at various events throughout the Festival.



Husband and wife team of TBWA/Chiat/Day LA ECD Linda Knight and Creative Artists Agency CD Ned McNeilage are this year's Diamond Skulls Patrons filling the big shoes left by Matt Eastwood.

Aussie expats Ned and Linda's broad range of experience across the breadth of commercial creativity makes them an exciting choice – from managing the creative roll-out across every touch-point for brands such as adidas to directing their own independent multi-award-winning short documentary, these guys have done it all all the while supporting emerging talent.


david donald named 2014
Ultimate diamond skull winner

The Ultimate Diamond Skull, as judged by The Diamond Skulls Patron Matt Eastwood from the winners of all categories was Art Director of the Year David Donald (pictured with Seven West Media's Brent Stewart).

"David’s work is filled with genuine human insight matched by world class execution. He obviously has the ability to generate big ideas. But he also has the unique ability to use art direction to seamlessly and elegantly enhance his thinking. Bravo.”, said Matt Eastwood, Worldwide Creative Director of JWT.

A full list of last year's winners can be found here, along with links to the entered work.