To support the inaugural Tractor course in Melbourne, AGDA Victoria has announced it will award the top graduating student an AGDA membership. The top graduating student also receives Tractor’s Scholarship which not only includes the shiny...
Sounds a bit odd to me as I thought AGDA was supposed to represent the industry as a whole, not be biased towards one college.
I think all top students from all colleges are just as important as the next and they all contribute to making our design industry special.
So, perhaps AGDA VIC wants to support Tractor. I don't see anything wrong with that. I understand your point, but shouldn't we be looking at what we've got instead of what we don't? AGDA VIC sponsoring a prize for Tractor could be seen as a first step... Better to have AGDA VIC supporting a design college like Tractor than no college at all.
Any sort of support should be appreciated and not frown upon don't you think?
Im sure that the design school that you go to have sponsors for certain events such as your grad show and it's most likely that they don't support every other design school - but it doesn't mean that they don't support the industry. Im not an expert to know how sponsorship works, but I would assume that the school would have to approach the sponsors for sponsorship.
So if you feel so passionate about it, perhaps you could talk to your uni/college and AGDA about supporting your grad show to reward top students. Give AGDA some slack. I really don't feel like being knit picky and compare everything to everything else and say its unfair because its not the same.