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Judging panel

The Resene Total Colour Awards judging panel brought together the design and colour knowledge of Sylvia Sandford, John Walsh and Sharon Newey.

Resene Total Colour Awards winners 2017

With an extensive array of entries to choose from spanning the colours of the rainbow, competition was intense with many vying for the top spot.

 Sylvia Sandford, designer and colour expert

Sylvia Sandford

Designer, paint finisher, writer, tutor, public speaker, visual merchandiser, decorator and cook captures the 30 year career of Sylvia Sandford. Project inspired with an eclectic career, Sylvia pursues her passion for house and home throughout New Zealand. Sylvia has a long history with Resene and was the Resene Colour Ambassador for many years encouraging decorators to embrace colour in their projects.

John Walsh is a member of the judging panel of the Resene Total Colour Awards

John Walsh

John Walsh is the Communications Manager of the New Zealand Institute of Architects. Previously he was managing editor of a stable of design magazines which included Architecture NZ, Urbis and Landscape Architecture NZ. He is the author of three books on New Zealand residential architecture. John has previously judged the Resene Total Colour Awards and was part of the inaugural Resene Total Colour Awards judging panel.

Sharon Newey is a member of the Resene Total Colour Awards judging panel

Sharon Newey

Sharon Newey is the Associate Editor of New Zealand House & Garden magazie, and the former editor of Resene magazine, Habitat, and its associated website, Habitat by Resene, a role she held for ten years. She was the founding editor of Your Home & Garden magazine, editor of NZ Gardener magazine and the managing editor of the Where to Live in Auckland book series. During the years, she has written countless articles on interiors, colour and design.

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