Six QUT film students have won $20,000 after creating a new ad for Supercheap Auto.

As part of the prize they had their ad broadcast to the two million viewers of Bathurst on the weekend.

Lucy Smith reports.

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The second year students were awarded first place by a popular vote in Supercheap’s Big Break competition.

The ad shows a woman crying over her husband’s affair with the auto parts retailer.

While most TV ads cost thousands to produce, the students put theirs together for just $150.

Its broadcast during the Bathurst 1000 race was worth $150,000.

Banded together for a uni group assignment, the students are encouraged by the popularity of the video.

Anwen Towne, Scriptwriter: “To be told that your ad has won, that something that you’ve created has entertained audiences or informed them is a really good assurance that you’re doing the right thing.”

With this accolade to add to their resumes, the QUT students are well-positioned to foster successful careers in advertising and other media.

Nicolas Laube, Director: “For this to have won the competition and especially beat a lot of production companies who have been doing this sort of thing for many years, it’s definitely a resume topper.”

Each member of the group is working on individual projects but they hope to work together again.

Lucy Smith, QUT News.