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School Auction Idol Competition

In 2007, Messenger Community News~Mortgage Choice GOLDEN GAVEL, Trustee, Mr. Lindsay Warner FSAA introduced the inaugural SCHOOL AUCTION AUCTION IDOL COMPETITION where the concept had evolved after we were given the charter of succession planning by introducing the fantastic profession of Auctioneering to school students.

In consultation with Catholic Education, Education SA and TAFE we developed the format and workbooks so that students who participate receive credits towards their SACE certificate.

As part of this Event, students appeared conducting auctions at The Adelaide Fringe and live on Radio 5AA and received media coverage on Channel 10 News and continual coverage in Messenger Community News from the Launch in February right through to the Finals in May and beyond!

Our team of Senior Auctioneers worked with students as mentors “Supporting excellence in vocational and technical education in schools

Once again, the Society of Auctioneers & Appraisers (SA) Inc. leads Australasia in auction innovation.

The Grand final of the Auction Idols saw 3 students creating a piece of history and legacy representing their Schools, Brighton Secondary School, Rostrevor College and St Dominic’s Priory College where we were witness to our up and coming community leaders.

This fantastic concept will form an integral part of the Golden Gavel Awards from now on and students from years 11, 12 & 13 are eligible.

The level of exposure in print and television media as a result of this new initiative was absolutely phenomenal.

The Society views the School Auction Idol Competition coupled with the Golden Gavel Awards as a strategic long term promotional vehicle and it is our intention for this Event to become a major part of a Statewide Training program. We have registered the name in Australia and New Zealand.


School Auction Idol 2012

School Auction Idol 2012 Winner

Michael Smith
St Peters College

2012 School's Auction Idol Winner


School Auction Idol 2012 Finalists

Danielle Limgenco, St Dominics Priory College

Jack Dowd, St Peters College

Tarun Rajagopalan
, Concordia College

Tennay Burgess, St Dominics Priory College 

Tom McVann, Rostrevor College





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