@OMA_Australia Industry Award Highlights

Tristan Cotterill

The Outdoor Media Association (OMA) Industry Awards that occurred last Thursday on the 2nd May 2024, recognised outstanding contributions and achievements within the advertising and media industry.

The City of Sydney Project Delivery Team of QMS

This year’s ceremony showcased exceptional talent, innovation, and dedication across various categories, including the two new awards of Excellence in Design and Construction and Excellence in Field Work and Work Health and Safety.

  • Emerging Leader. The Emerging Leader category spotlights individuals who exhibit exceptional promise and leadership qualities early in their careers. Adrian Venditti of QMS emerged as the winner, demonstrating remarkable potential and vision within the industry.
  • OMA Industry Award. Graeme Wooster of QMS was honoured with the prestigious OMA Industry Award, recognising his significant contributions and impact on the industry.
  • Excellence in Innovation. Innovation drives progress, and the Excellence in Innovation category celebrates those who push the boundaries of creativity and technology. Brad Palmer of JCDecaux Australia claimed the top spot, showcasing pioneering ideas and solutions in Out of Home advertising.
  • Outstanding Service. Recognising outstanding service is essential in acknowledging those who go above and beyond in their roles. Nick Errey of QMS in NSW, Mel Maggs of goa Billboards in QLD and a Highly Commended awarded to Caleb Harriott, GoTransit Media Group QLD, Maddy Shopov of oOh! in SA, Andrew Hines of JCDecaux Australia in VIC, and Megan Camp of VMO in WA were all honoured for their exceptional dedication and contributions to their respective regions.
  • Rising Stars. The Rising Star category shines a spotlight on up-and-coming talent in the industry. Winners like Jade S. of JCDecaux Australia in NSW, Harriet Marshall of Scentre Group BrandSpace in QLD, Rachel Girdler of oOh! in SA, Tayla Harrison of VMO in VIC, and Caitlin Montgomery of oOh! in WA have demonstrated outstanding potential and a commitment to excellence in their work.
  • Excellence in Design and Construction. The City of Sydney Project Delivery Team of QMS received recognition for their exceptional work in design and construction, highlighting the importance of creativity and quality in outdoor advertising initiatives. There was also a highly commended awarded to Sydney Trains, JCDecaux Australia.
  • Excellence in Field Work and Work Health and Safety. Corinna Murtagh of JCDecaux Australia was honoured for her exemplary contributions to fieldwork and work health and safety, emphasising the importance of maintaining high standards in these crucial areas. There was also a highly commended awarded to Kylie Maughan, TorchMedia.

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