​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​South East Re​​gional Final

Finalists for the South East region have been announced​.

Friday 20 July 2018

Movie World
Pacific Motorway, Oxenford​

Tickets on sale now!​
$120 each
$1200 table of 10

​Direct all event enquiries to:
Tania Pilkinton, South East regional coordinator
Telephone: (07) 5656 6713
Email: SERegion.QTA@det.qld.gov.au​


Master of Ceremonies


Simone Bennett-Smith

Simone Bennett-Smith has been creating beautiful interiors including corporate and personal events for a very elite and fortunate clientele for over fifteen years now.

Combining her unique sense of eclectic style and creative flare with over 25 years international industry experience as a television presenter, actor and columnist for news and lifestyle media, Simone is widely respected and sought after for her myriad of talents.



Movie World's Ice Angels

Experience the magic of a Winter Wonderland at Warner Bros. Movie World and let them dazzle you with a memorable evening!

Nothing beats the feeling of snow falling from a midsummer night sky. Experience Movie World transformed into a glistening winter wonderland as they create everlasting memories that you will treasure forever. Guests will follow the Ice Angels down Main St under a dazzling display of aerial acrobatics and over one million fairy lights, where they will be amazed in a spectacular lighting display. It will truly be the most magical event of the year.


Ethan Atkinson

Ethan Atkinson is a proud Aboriginal man. He descends from the Moitherban people of the Bpangerang people of NSW, Williams of the Wiradjuri and the Yota Yota people of Victoria.

In Year 10 Ethan undertook work experience within Coroborree at Dreamworld, which led to a School-based Traineeship and successful completion of a Certificate III in Tourism. He has continued to work at Coroborree on a part time basis as an Indigenous Interpretations Officer whilst completing his Year 12 studies.

Ethan performed at the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games with the Four Winds Didgeridoo Orchestra.

In 2017, Ethan was nominated and won the Queensland Training Awards South East Regional Final for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year. He then went on to win the Queensland Training Awards State Final where he then travelled to Canberra to represent Queensland for this category in the Australian Awards.


Sounds of Unity

Woodridge State High School are proud to introduce Sounds of Unity, who were formed in 2015 and have since gone from strength to strength. The 10 person strong band performs covers and “mash-ups” of a wide variety of songs both old and new and enjoy putting their own unique twist on the music they play.

Sounds of Unity have met with success on a number of occasions, but their highlight would be being awarded “Most Outstanding Performance” at Logan Idol in 2017.

This year they are determined to defend their title and gain even greater glory in winning the coveted “Best Overall School” through mentorship and coaching of younger school bands. They are most pleased to perform at South East Regions Queensland Training Awards and proud to represent the outstanding talent of Queensland’s young people in the Logan-Albert region.



Toko-ton Taiko is a Brisbane based Japanese drumming group. The group offers a traditional, authentic, rhythmic, fluid and energetic experience of Japanese culture through their performances and workshops. The members continue their studies of the art form, returning to Japan each year to stay connected to its origins, allowing them to build on their knowledge and skills to share here in Australia.

The group performs for corporate, community and cultural events also regularly visit schools all over the region performing and doing workshops on a weekly basis. Toko-ton Taiko have performed at locations such as Sydney Opera House, GOMA and Suncorp stadium and for companies such as Toyota, Fujitsu, UNIQLO and Mercedes-Benz.

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Last updated
14 June 2018