Louise Jaeger

Mixed Media and Sculpture Judge


As Exhibitions Officer of USC Art Gallery for the past seven years, Lou is responsible for helping to deliver a vibrant and contemporary exhibition program to the Sunshine Coast and wider community. Her role also includes nurturing a team of gallery volunteers and managing a variety of events and functions held in the gallery space.



Dr Debra Livingston

Photography Judge

Dr Debra Livingston began her career in the non-commercial television industry, studied visual communication and photography, worked for professional studios and agencies and ran her own freelance graphic design studio until 1995.



Vicky Linnett

Wearable Art Judge


Vicky graduated from Wimbledon School of Art (UK) with a first class honours degree in Technical Arts & Special effects in 1996.  She began her career by creating the prototype costumes for the Teletubbies and went on to work as a freelance props and animation puppet fabricator for The Wombles.  She worked on a variety of TV shows and films in London at Hensons Creature Workshop (creators of the muppets) and Animated Extras at Shepparton Studios.  In 1999 she moved to Australia and worked on several Aussie productions...



Hamish Sawyer

Painting Judge


Hamish Sawyer is Gallery Curator and Team Leader at Caloundra Regional Gallery, responsible for developing the gallery’s exhibition program as well as its operational management. Since commencing the role in April 2016, Hamish has organised exhibitions by Lincoln Austin, Michael Cook, Natalya Hughes and Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan, as well as ‘Close enough: Young Queensland Artists’  a group exhibition that looked at personal and collective histories in the work of Sam Cranstoun, Dale Harding, Alice Lang and Tyza Stewart. Hamish is also tasked with the delivery of the annual Sunshine Coast Art Prize and Local Artist, Local Content art prize exhibitions and in 2017 initiated a Sunshine Coast artist exhibition program at the Maroochydore Library Artspace.



Sam Moor

Film Judge


Sam has extensive experience in Television Production, specialising in Drama & Comedy.


Currently working for double Emmy award winning Animation Studio, Ludo Studios in Brisbane, producing a new animation series for ABC & BBC, Bluey. Her career previously has been with the BBC & Independent Production companies in the UK where she has worked in Children's; Live Entertainment; Comedy & Drama. In Australia she has also worked with WildBear Productions on their documentary slate for international broadcasters & also Produced a short film which premiered at Brisbane International Film Festival.