The 12th of November, 2021, brought us 300 guests, 105 awards and one hell of a party at the PADC Skull Awards 2021.

This was by far one of our most hectic years for the Skull Awards as we incorporated entries from the 2020 Showcase event, Diamond Skulls and Student Skulls to the not-so-traditional award show format – who’s genius idea was that?

A cocktail event was set up at Hackett Hall in WA Museum Boola Bardip for this years award show with Irish comedian Dave Callan as our MC and Shaun Nannup performing a very interactive Welcome to Country.

This year, we were very proud to present a varied mix of award recipients including bigger agencies, boutique agencies and freelancer winners. There were 4 Gold Skull recipients this year:

SWIM Type: 1 Gold Skull – “Till Death”
Rare: 1 Gold Skull – “Distraction is Never Funny Around Buses”
Block Branding: 1 Gold Skull – “Black Swan Theatre Company – 2020 Season”
Wunderman Thompson: 3 Gold Skulls – “Light & Shadow” (1) & “The Cold Ad” (2)

Congratulations to Wunderman Thompson for taking home the Best of Show Skull for “The Cold Ad” and to Luke Williams for snatching the fabulous Diamond Skull award for his Art Direction portfolio.


Amongst these recipients were the following winners of the Student Skulls:

Isaac Redway & Jack Robertson: Advertising
Imogen McCarthy: Graphic Design
Sandra Lopez & Chloe Mitchell: Digital Design


And the following winners of the Diamond Skulls:

Luke Williams: Art Director of the Year
Matt Wilson: Copywriter of the Year
Tim Count: Composer of the Year
Sam Price: Digital Talent of the Year
Ting Sia: Designer of the Year
Martin Wilson: Director of the Year
Maya Halilovic: Young Talent of the Year
John McGovarin: Editor of the Year
Matsu: Photographer of the Year
Justin Braine: Sound Designer of the Year


“We’d like to thank everybody for coming along and supporting the 2021 PADC Award Shows. It’s been a tough couple of years for the industry and the club, so your ongoing support is greatly appreciated and we hope everyone had a kick ass night!” says Club Manager, Tia Brazier.


Thank you to our sponsors: Newscorp, PAV, UnLtd, SCA, Nova Entertainment, oOh! Media, Studio 281, Advance Press, Cherubino, Gage Roads and Spirit of Little Things.


Images by Fifth Avenue Photography.

To see more photos from the event, make sure to visit the Fifth Avenue Photography website.

If you decide to share any of these images on social media, please make sure to credit/tag Fifth Avenue Photography (@fifth_avenue_photography on Instagram & @Claudia Rose on LinkedIn).


Make sure to look out for the winning work on the PADC Instagram.


Media Wall






Gold Skull – Rare

Diamond Skull – Tim Count


Gold Skull – Wunderman Thompson


Diamond Skull – Luke Williams & Matt Wilson

Student Skulls – Sandra Lopez & Chloe Mitchell

Silver & Bronze – Third Storey Pictures

Bronze – Block Branding

Gold Skull – Block Branding

MC Dave Callan

President Josh Edge


Welcome to Country – Shaun Nannup



Student Volunteers

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