Six of the twelve finalist announced in the Drink, Dine, Design awards are current Art, Architecture, and Design students at UniSA, or are UniSA alumni, showcasing UniSA's diversity of industry-leading creative practices.
- Liam Fleming - Bread File – Visual Arts, Glass/Ceramics UniSA graduate
- Ebony Heidenreich - Stack Plate - Visual Arts, Glass/Ceramics UniSA graduate
- Allan Kappamankal - Wine Stone with Brass Cradle – current UniSA student in Graduate Diploma in Design (Design and Construct)
- Andrew Carvolth - Ainsworth Chair
- Rhys Cooper - Carve Dining Chair
- Jordan Gower - Oysters Five Ways – Visual Arts Hons UniSA Graduate
- Huw McConachy - AD Chair
- Billy Crellin - Stack - Stackable Drinking Glasses
- Liam Fleming & Alex Valero - Push Pot - Visual Arts, Glass/Ceramics UniSA graduates
- Thomas Pearson & James Howe - Fjord - Glass Water Dispenser
Focusing on South Australia’s reputation for great food, wine, and dining experiences, this $3,000 award called for innovative and exciting product design ideas to enhance the experience of consuming food and wine. Entries include furniture, menus, textiles, and fashion (eg. napery and waiting staff uniforms), glassware, tableware, utensils, and lighting.
The award is open to emerging designers anywhere in the world who have completed a design training or study program in South Australia in the last five years or who are currently completing one.
The award was judged by GRAHAM CHARBONNEAU & DAVE BICKMORE - Studio-gram / Alumni of School of Art, Architecture and Design, UniSA, PAUL BAKER - Head Chef Botanic Gardens Restaurant, MATTHEW REMPHREY - Managing & Creative Director, Parallax / Hottest Wine Label Winner 2016 and DANIEL TO & EMMA AISTON - Creative Directors Product & Retail, JamFactory.
The overall winner of the Award will receive $3,000 and the Adelaide Review People's Choice Award of $500 will go to the most popular piece in the exhibition at Adelaide Airport to be judged by the general public.