While awards aren't everything, we do use them as a benchmark to see how we are doing compared to the other creative education institutions in the country. We have achieved consistently over the past few years and were named the best creative school in the country by the Loerie Awards in 2012.

2015 Sony International World Photo Awards
Jannah Ruthven (Student Focus Top 10)


2014 Sony International World Photo Awards
Tara Mette (Student Focus Top 10)


2014 Indiafrica Photo Contest Winner
Chivan Duvenhage


2014 Indiafrica Photo Contest Winner
Garyth Bevan (Lecturer)


2014 Indiafrica Photo Contest Judge
Mark Antonello (Lecturer)


2014 Kom Sit Stellenbosch Town Art Installation  Louwna Eloff, Lasché van Heerden, Alexis Ritchie and Sarah Fouché


2013 Rocking the Daisies Official Backstage Student Photographer Hylton Boucher


2013 Art Meets Camera Group Exhibition 
Maryke van Rensburg


2012 Sony Overberg Mobile Library Educational Project Laura Swart


2010 Fujifilm Professional Student Award Gold   Jessica Kincaid


2010 International Summer School of Photography Mark McWilliams and John Second


2010 Profoto Awards
Storm Winter and Mark McWilliams

2014 Loerie Awards Gold - Jodia Steenkamp; Silver -  Sade Hickman; Bronze - Nicholas Arthur; Silver - Willem Fourie; Craft Certificate Illustration - Catherine Holtzhausen; Craft Certificate - Simone van der Spuy


2014 Between 10 and 5 PRINT Exhibition  Stephan van Wyk, Catherine Holtzhausen, Kirstin Sims and Matthew Bradley


2013 Loerie Awards Bronze  Anais du Toit


2012 Eagle Print Award Jana de Klerk


2012 Loerie Awards Gold - Niquita Bento; Carla Correia and Bronze Tamara Isles and nine finalists


2011 Loerie Awards Gold Jolize Jacobs and Bronze Oelof de Wit and fourteen finalists


2010 Loerie Award Bronze Jeanie Sherwood and Thomas Pepler and eight finalists


Sappi Think Ahead Awards Based on the submission of final year student portfolios, the Academy has been placed in the top five design institutions nationally from 2008 to 2010 (the exception being 2009 where we finished sixth).


2008 Loerie Awards Gold  Alwine Nolte and four finalists

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