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Season Three Voting Commentary #3


Take a seat, Stir fans! Big developments on the voting front as we jump into the last 30 days of voting! I am your host, Awais Bhattee, and on this episode of Votes Commentary we will break down the numbers.

As always let’s start by looking at the old numbers and see how they have adjusted

Season 3 2017: 10 May

Rank #Project NameVotes
1The ANU Observer146
2Jessica Dencio SFX120
3Shane: Barber for Women82
4Acess CV77
6UniFest @ UC50
8Endrey Album Printing42
9Strait-Laced Media34
12Project Magram31
14With Grace23
15Mars Underground22


(Bold Projects gathered more than 50 votes in the last period,
Green went up in rank, Black stayed even, Red went down)

Oh wait. I am being told something in my ear…



OK! So Stir fans we have an update on our total counts.
Two projects who were strong contenders have graciously stepped back. For the latest in this news we cross over to the blog to hear the official announcement from the Stir Team.

*Yes Fans, please do cross over to the announcement*

Wow we are back. Again a gracious thanks to the two projects, Access CV and Lito, for stepping back and providing creatives a chance to compete for Stir’s grants.

Now, let’s bring up the updated leaderboard.

Season 3 2017: 1 June

Rank #Project NameVotes
1Jessica Dencio SFX183
2The ANU Observer159
3Shane: Barber for Women115
4Strait-Laced Media77
5Trib. Projects Gallery Refurb73
6Pseudo Luxury70
9Mars Underground56
10Unifest @ UC52
11Creative Beasts46
12Endrey Album Printing43
13The Just Be Revolution38
=15Project Magram33


(Bold Projects gathered more than 50 votes in the last period,
Green went up in rank, Black stayed even, Red went down)

We have a new number one, Jessica Dencio SFX, taking over The ANU Observer, proving that you cannot rest on your laurels.

Pseudo Luxury jump-er-ed up into the top 5. “Local and affordable clothing inspired by a blend of streetwear, luxury fashion brands and nostalgia.” This project aims to source ethical production and combines that with local print and embroidery.

Tributary Projects Gallery Refurb is our second new project that jumped into the leaderboard. “Tributary Projects is a community arts association based in Canberra. Currently running a gallery and studio space in Fyshwick… the Gallery fills a particular niche in Canberra – that of an affordable exhibition space for emerging and mid-career artists.”

They are already exhibiting great talent but need a little more help to brighten the place up and pay for lighting and labour costs. The latest exhibition is on now too, so do check that out as well, details on their website.

Congratulations to the three projects above for scoring over 50 votes in the last period. Also, I want to introduce a new segment. Let’s call it ‘Fresh Feats’.

It’s remarkable to see how much support comes out for new projects. With less than 30 days left to go, a casual viewer might think that the leaderboard is locked up. History will tell you the opposite. The hard work is far from over. Not only will the teams on the leaderboard have to fight for their right to stay there. New teams will most definitely jump out of the woodwork in the last 30 days to claim a spot.

Before we round up the commentary every episode, Fresh Feat will showcase three new projects on the site each week. They may or may not be on the leaderboard, but without a shadow of a doubt, they have the potential to become real in the real world. To keep it interesting we are going to mark each mystery link with a cryptic clue! Here is your chance to read up on a cool project you may not otherwise have come across!

Turn up the music! Fresh Feat #01
Looming Large! Fresh Feat #02
Don’t let your dreams be dreams! Fresh Feat #03

Stay tuned as our Votes Commentary becomes a weekly feature in the last 30 days! This is Awais signing off, wishing you good luck and happy hustling.

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Browse Creative Projects

  Season 01

Chippar is the cheapest online fashion site for the most popular apparel of the season.

89 Votes
  Season 03
Spellbound Weaving

Handwoven wraps for babywearing, lovingly made in Canberra, Australia

11 Votes
  Season 03
dad factory

a webcomic about wayward dads

4 Votes
  Season 03
With Grace

Unique empowering quotes hand-printed onto shirts for young people to sell to support themselves during unemployment or homelessness

23 Votes


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