Out of Home industry celebrates talent at its annual OMA Awards

The Outdoor Media Association (OMA) recently held its annual Industry Awards ceremony at the Crown Sydney.

The OMA Awards highlight the achievements of industry professionals who have pushed the boundaries of Out of Home (OOH) advertising, and recognise the dedication and talent of individuals who continue to elevate the industry. 

This year, a record 80 nominations were received, with newly appointed OMA CEO Elizabeth McIntyre saying, “The OMA Conference and Awards are an exceptional opportunity to showcase all that the OMA and its members are working toward and achieving. Since joining, I’ve been impressed by the unity of the industry and the dedication to grow the OOH channel as a whole.  

“The Awards not only celebrate hard work and creativity but also reflect the innovation and vibrancy of this dynamic sector. Congratulations to all the winners and I look forward to seeing the continued evolution of Out of Home under their leadership.”

The winners across 13 categories and Hall of Fame inductees are as below:

Emerging Leader Award sponsored by Big Screen Video

John Cochrane – Val Morgan Outdoor
Highly Commended – Michael Tobin, Tonic Media Network

Excellence in Innovation Award

Cristina Smart – JCDecaux

Outstanding Service Award

NSW I Tara Coverdale – oOh!mediaQLD I Peter Reynolds – oOh!mediaVIC I Sara Lappage – QMS
SA I Nathan Robertson – oOh!media
WA | Jessie MacKinnon – oOh!media

Rising Star Award

NSW I Joint Winners: Claire Allison – QMS & Jacqueline Ingram – oOh!media
QLD I Courtney Johnson – QMS 
QLD | Highly Commended Jesse McIntyre, Australian Outdoor Sign Company
VIC I Luke Course – Gawk Outdoor
WA I Alycia Diggle – JCDecaux

Ben Walker National Rising Star Award 

Luke Course – Gawk Outdoor 

OMA Industry Award 

Blair Robertson | Daktronics

Hall of Fame

Ian Woods (post-humous)
Pierce Cody

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