Creative Pick: 2016 Muse Creative Awards Platinum Winner: BIJOU Identity Campaign by helium creative, United States.

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Company : helium creative

Project Title : Bijou Bay Harbor Identity Campaign

Category : Corporate Identity

Country : United States

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Luxury Miami real estate project, Bijou Bay Harbor, is a client dear to our heart. When we first met with the executive team from Bijou, we won them over with a custom-made, hand-painted logo we crafted only for them. Since that initial meeting, we’ve developed the full brand + designed a brochure, website, email marketing campaign, and sales center signage.

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Muse Creative Awards Expanding in 2017

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International Awards Associates, Inc. (IAA) will expand its Muse Creative Awards competition in 2017. The Muse Awards seeks to find and recognize the inspiring achievements of small and medium-sized design and advertising companies, and the creative professionals who are the foundation of the global marketing communications industry. Deadline for entry is February 28, 2017.

The premier edition of the Muse was a sleek statuette of a crowned woman, with levels of win represented by a platinum, gold or rose-gold finish on the crown. Each year, in keeping with the fluidity of industry trends, the award was intended to be redesigned by a different award-winning artist.

“We’re keeping our promise to the international creative community,” Kenjo CK, President of IAA Awards said. “Last year’s competition received more than 1,200 entries. We recognized and rewarded tremendous creative work from 33 countries on six continents, and 2017 will be even better.

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Kenjo noted that the February 2017 deadline offers a special advantage for the ultimate winners of the Muse Award. “Winning so early in the year leaves plenty of time to promote this prestigious award among peers and clients.”

The breadth and depth of entries has inspired expanding the number of categories for entry, from 128 in 2016 to 183 in 2017. In addition, new subcategories for websites, video and mobile apps will help align with the burst of creativity occuring in advanced technology. Entries in all categories will compete for a sleek statuette with Platinum, Gold or Rose Gold finish, depending on the level of win determined by a panel of judges.

The Muse Creative Awards is open to small and medium-sized firms, and freelancers. In addition to the award, small grants may be given to firms who personify social responsibility and community service in their communities.

All marketing and communications professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of marketing and communication collateral are eligible, whether they work in print, visual, online or audio materials. A small fee is required per entry, and is used to produce, administer and judge the competition.

Deadline for entry in the 2017 Muse Creative Awards competition is February 28, 2017.

5 reasons why entering awards is good for business

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It’s not just the winning that counts!

No matter what the size of your business you can enter a creative award. There are a huge variety of awards around from local to national.You can find out about awards through your local chamber of commerce, local and business press or simply searching the internet for relevant awards.

Deciding what awards to enter could be challenging but it’s important to weigh up the time and effort it would take to enter against the potential gains.

However it’s not just the winning that counts!

With resources often stretched putting yourself forward for creative awards is not always the top of the agenda. Here are five reasons why simply entering an award could be good for your business.

 

  1. FREE MARKETING
    Business awards can be an overlooked tool in your marketing toolbox. Just being shortlisted can improve brand awareness and promote your business to new customers. Make sure you maximise PR exposure and update your marketing materials with the award logo including business cards, website, literature, email and sales material. Awards celebrate hard work and success and are great PR opportunities. It’s fantastic to be recognised so it’s important to make sure that people know what your business has achieved. Winning a business award can open doors to getting contracts, finding new supply channels and breaking into new markets.
  2. BENCHMARKING
    The application process for entering a business award can often force you to look at your business from a different perspective and compare yourself to your competitors. You’ll need to make sure that you stand out from the competition whether that’s through innovation, diversity, growth, customer service, investment in people and strategic thinking. This will help you think about ways you could be doing things better and identify areas for improvement and is one of the ways your business could benefit that could be more valuable than the prize itself.
  3. INCREASED CREDIBILITY
    A business award win, short-listing or nomination can act as a 3rd party endorsement for your business. A win can give a seal of approval to your activities and is a sign of quality for potential customers, so can form part of your sales pitch. It can also help with relationships with suppliers. It’s a great way of differentiating your company from competitors and will send out positive signals to customers.
  4. ATTRACT TALENT
    Awards recognise the hard work and achievements of your employees so winning one can help boost staff morale and improve motivation. Employees are focused on what’s great about the company they work for and can feel proud to be a part of it. This can be maximised by making sure staff feel they get the recognition they deserve by holding a staff meeting to celebrate your victory. Staff could be invited to a glitzy awards ceremony or dinner which can yield networking opportunities as well as being a great night out.
  5. EMPLOYEE MOTIVATION
    Business awards validate your hiring stature among new recruits. By pitching yourself as the best you can attract the talent you need to push your business forward. Increased employee morale will also help attract and retain new recruits.

Honor Your Creative Works Today

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Muse Creative Awards celebrate the year’s very best, most effective, as well as the most innovative and creative marketing campaigns around the world.

From the professional to the personal, if you are creating the best experiences, services or creative content on your artwork, this is the place for your work to distinguish itself among the leaders in the world.

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Creative Pick: 2016 Muse Creative Awards Gold Winner: Creating Park Avenue Deodorant Range For Women, With The Must Have ‘Femme Panache’ by WOW Design, India

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Company : WOW Design

Project Title : Creating Park Avenue Deodorant Range For Women, With The Must Have ‘Femme Panache’

Category : Packaging Design (Single)

Country : India

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Park Avenue, JKHC’s premium apparel brand is recognized for its exclusive offering in the western formal wear for men and women. Although it has a wide range of apparels for women, the brand had a strong association only with men. To widen the target segment, the brand intended to launch a deodorant for young women to acquaint them with the brand at an early stage. Hence WOW Design was appointed for packaging design of the deodorant range for young women.

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Creative Pick: 2016 Muse Creative Awards Gold Winner: Winter Campaign 2015 – Get High With Your Clients by Kapow, United States

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Company : Kapow

Project Title : Winter Campaign 2015 – Get High With Your Clients

Category : Outdoor Campaign

Country : United States

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Kapow is an online marketplace that connects companies with venues to book unique client events online. The campaign was inspired by our tagline, “Love Your Clients” and was designed to pair stunning lifestyle images with venue-specific, cheeky copy. The campaign features seven venues, each with a headline highlighting the unique aspects of the venue’s event. Headlines are all listed below.

Gaming event at Headquarters Beercade: “Score With Your Clients”, Oyster and champagne tasting event at Pearl Tavern: “Shuck With Your Clients”, Cocktail event at Virgin Hotels Chicago: “Get Dirty With Your Clients”, Beer tasting event at Beermiscuous: “Tap Your Clients”, Pizza-tossing event at Bar Toma: “Get Sauced With Your Clients”, Rooftop dinner event at Sixteen at Trump Tower: “Get High With Your Clients”, Table tennis event at Killerspin: “Stroke Your Clients”

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Creative Pick: 2016 Muse Creative Awards Platinum Winner: Holiday Gift Guide by elGrafiko, Canada

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Company : elGrafiko

Project Title : Holiday Gift Guide

Category : Advertising Campaign

Country : Canada

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The Roots Canada Gift Guide: the international company published a comprehensive Holiday Gift Guide in association with the Travel & Tourism board of Alberta. With a national circulation three times the size of every major publication in the country, the Gift Guide was a team effort that showcased The Roots Canada Holiday Collection in the wilderness of Banff National Park.

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Creative Pick: 2016 Muse Creative Awards Platinum Winner: PointFinder by PAGE Interactive, Poland

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Company : PAGE Interactive

Project Title : PointFinder

Category : Corporate Consumer

Country : Poland

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PointFinder’s first mobile app which encompasses a complete set of most important objects such as: Shopping Centres, Airports, Museums, Fair, Science Centers, Art Gallery.

PointFinder is an iOS app which allows user to explore shoping malls and find best promotions quick and easy. App was created in co-op with Leonis Apps. PAGE Interactive was responsible for the development of UI / UX.

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Creative Pick: 2016 Muse Creative Awards Platinum Winner: Zoom TV – Music Packaging. Love, Party & Fresh by ROCKETSCIENCEFILMS, India

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Company : Rocketscience Lab

Project Title : Zoom TV – Music Packaging. Love, Party & Fresh

Category : Corporate Image

Country : India

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Mixed media funky, fun idents for Zoom TV music blocks exaggerating themes LOVE, PARTY & FRESH. Models wearing morph suits were shot against green screen and composed into sequences. Various elements like plastic fruits, honeycomb balls, disco balls, heart balloons, thermocol balls, hair clips, buntings, paper hand fans, rubber flower pens etc have been used as objects animating around the model shots in morph suits that brings about a graphic finish for the films. Each of the elements have been shot using stop frame technique on a rotating base.

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Creative Pick: 2016 Muse Creative Awards Platinum Winner: The Wildnerness Society by Jumbla, Australia

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Company : Jumbla

Project Title : The Wildnerness Society

Category : Nonprofit

Country : Australia

Jumbla has produced seven animated clips for the environmental advocacy organisation. The videos have been commissioned as part of the “Save Our Endangered Wildlife” Campaign. Jumbla is thrilled to be working towards this cause, having dedicated extensive time and effort in this project.

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Creative Director, Callan Woolcock, says, “The works are highly illustrative in nature” everything is hand drawn. Animation was the perfect medium for these messages, it gave us so much flexibility to breathe a human life into the plight of these animals, that are facing uncertain futures.

Watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/161887838

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Muse Creative Awards Announces Trophy Redesign for 2017

Finally! A Creative Award that Changes With the Industry.

The Muse Creative Awards is distinctly different from other creative honors. Each year, in keeping with the fluidity of industry trends, the award is freshly restyled by a different artist or designer. The status of possessing a full collection from year to year is substantial.

The 2017 Edition Muse has arrived, and it’s perfection. Collect it now! 

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In 2017, the Muse Creative Awards return with a fresh new look to honor this year’s winners. The black nickel Ebony Muse signifies true depth of creative excellence. A platinum, gold or rose gold crown with crystals graces each level of Muse, signifying clarity of vision, concept and purpose.

Winners may opt to order the following custom-engraved statuettes as a lasting reminder of their achievement.

  1. First Place: Ebony Edition with Crystal Platinum Crown – Gleaming platinum signifies shining achievement at the highest level
  2. Second Place: Ebony Edition with Crystal Gold Crown  Glowing gold celebrates pride in artistic talent, ever-growing and changing
  3. Third Place: Ebony Edition with Crystal Rose Gold Crown – Rose-gold honors creativity with a promising future

About Muse Awards Statuette

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In ancient times, the Muses were mythical goddesses who inspired artists, poets and sculptors to create their timeless masterpieces. Today, the Muse Creative Awards symbolize the achievements of world-class artists and designers.

Being a MUSE Platinum, Gold or Rose Gold Muse winner is a tremendous accomplishment. These distinctive, eye-catching statuettes grace the trophy cases of some of the top business and communication firms in the world and now this work of art can be yours.

Each Muse statuette is sculptured and cast by Society Awards, the internationally recognized designer and manufacturer of the coveted Emmy, Golden Globe, CLIO and Espy awards. Dancing with the Stars, MTV, the Academy of Country Music and the American Music Awards also present Society Awards-made trophies.

Each exquisite Muse statuette is exclusively crafted for each recipient, and personalized with an engraved nameplate on its base. It makes a stunning impression, standing 13.2 inches tall. Each Muse’s winged crown is finished in gleaming platinum, gold or rose gold, to signify the level of award. No detail is missed, right down to the satin-lined, Tiffany-style presentation case.

Early bird entries for the 2017 Muse Creative Awards is now open. Take advantage of the Early Bird Fees, in effect through December 2, 2016 (Friday). Early Bird Fee: $79 per Entry

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