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Creative Cup 2: A Song for All Seasons


02 October 2019

Box Hill Institute's second Creative Cup took place from Monday 23 September to Thursday 26 September, with 10 student groups bursting with creativity collaborating on and creating new music around the theme, seasons.

The Creative Cup is a competition that challenges music, music business, design, photography and fashion students to write, produce and record a song, be styled for photoshoots, develop album art and media assets, and develop a release strategy. All in four days.

Music Producers Anna Laverty and Joel Ma mentored the competition. Anna is a producer, mixer and engineer who has worked on projects with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul Dempsey and Florence + the Machine. Joel is a producer, MC and multi-instrumentalist performing under the name Joelistics.

When asked why he entered the Creative Cup, second year student Mitch said, "I just really wanted to write a song." He was encouraged to enter the competition by a classmate who had competed earlier in the year.

Second year audio production student, Sam said she heard about the Creative Cup from other students and was excited for the opportunity to record in the Sing Sing East Studio.

The competition came to a head at the Creative Cup Awards and Listening Party, which consisted of a panel made up of industry experts and Box Hill Institute staff. The Creative Cup winner was declared High Homes, a group composed of drums, bass, keyboard, and guitar.

Full list of winners:

  • Overall Winner - High Homes
  • Best Song - High Homes
  • Best Mix - Steve Convine, "Floating" by High Homes
  • Best Engineer - Gabby Crump for her work with a nine-piece band, Yes Chef!
  • Best Production - Caleb Linder and George Charitakis for their work with the Electronic Hip Hop band, "In My Zone" by CITYWIDE
  • The Sennheiser Special Effort award - Max Ross-Glyde for his production work with the band ManneQueen
  • Best Management - Georgina Fiske for the outstanding press releases for the bands ManneQueen and Siselasaur, and who played a major role in helping to run the Creative Cup 2