2016 Vega Digital Awards Canopus Winner: Wynyard Quarter Smart by Method, New Zealand

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Company : Method

Project Title : Wynyard Quarter Smart

Category : Website | Government

Country : New Zealand

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Our task was to bring Wynyard Quarter’s sustainability goals to life and inspire building owners, tenants, and visitors to join and track their progress. Our idea was to create an engaging, explorative and “virtual” user experience coupled with infographic style data that grows alongside the sustainability movement.

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Credits

Creative Director : Eugene Eastlake

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2016 Vega Digital Awards Canopus Winner: Born Fighters by Method, New Zealand

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Company : Method

Project Title : Born Fighters

Category : Website | Charitable

Country : New Zealand

To drive awareness, empathy, and generosity for Heart Kids NZ, we needed to create something that captures the hearts of parents. A campaign that also educates the public about CHDs and how Heart Kids support affected kids and families, and most importantly, connect with a powerful and emotive message that motivates people to make a donation.

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Credits

Creative Director: Eugene Eastlake

Account Executive: Rhian Bedford-Palmer

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2016 Vega Digital Awards Canopus Winner: Creations Namale by Phoenix The Creative Studio, Canada

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Company : Phoenix The Creative Studio

Project Title : Creations Namale

Category : Website | Fashion

Country : Canada

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Namale is a word that comes from the Fijian language and means “Unique Jewel”, it perfectly represents Creations Namale’s products which are all handmade and crafted with the finest materials available.

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2017 Muse Creative Awards Grand Jury Panel Announced!

2017 Muse Creative Awards Grand Jury Panel Announced!

Each year we take the opportunity to celebrate the great creativity worldwide by running the Muse Creative Awards where all creatives are invited to submit their best work from the past 2 years.

We are extremely excited about this year’s panel of judges. 

It is with great gratitude and admiration that we celebrate the 2017 Jury Members. This year we were fortunate to have 47 individual Jury Members across 19 countries, dedicated to each of our 183 categories. From the Creative Art Director, Marketing Director, Executive Producers at Internatinal Agencies to Well-known lecturers at International Colleges – we have experts from every part of the industry and the globe donating their time to review your entries. Without their commitment, expertise, and enthusiasm for creative design, our program would not be possible.

Our expert Grand Jury Panel is standing by as the 2017 Muse Creative Awards judging period starts next Wednesday, on March 8, 2017 and the process requires approximately 1-2 weeks before the results are announced on March 22, 2017.

For Full details, visit: http://museaward.com/newjudge

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2016 Vega Digital Awards Canopus Winner: Imaginovation Homepage by Imaginovation, United States

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Company : Imaginovation

Project Title : Imaginovation Homepage

Category : Website | Web Applications / Services

Country : United States

The Imaginovation homepage combines eye-catching design with a professional quality video that shows AND tells visitors about our full-service digital offerings.

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2016 Vega Digital Awards Canopus Winner: The Deckhouses at Grand Cayman by GRAFF3D, United States

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Company : GRAFF3D

Client: The Ritz-Carlton Residences Grand Cayman

Project Title : The Deckhouses at Grand Cayman

Category : Online Video | Visual Effects / Motion Graphics

Country : United States

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Credits

Art Director: Juan Luque
Executive Producer: Pablo Luna
Creative Coordinator: Diego Esterlizi

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Meet Our 2016 Vega Digital Awards Jury

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Name: Birger Linke

Title: Group Creative Director at Ogilvy & Mather

Country: China

As the Group Creative Director at Ogilvy & Mather (Beijing), Birger Linke has a global perspective, having worked across countries and continents in companies such as Saatchi & Saatchi (Singapore), TBWA\Vietnam, Leo Burnett (Shanghai), to name a few. He is an experienced judge, having judged many international awards shows. His works are featured in numerous publications around the world, as well as on national television in Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, etc.

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Name: Pier Lalonde

Title: President, Creative Director at Pixel & Cie

Country: Canada

Pier Lalonde brings over 35 years of experience in most facets of advertising and web-based communications of all sorts. His job is to foster the best in the creative minds he manages and to always try and breakthrough, no matter the size of the budget or client. As a judge, Pier gained a lot from seeing what is being done in other countries and this serves as his personal enrichment for him and his teams.

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Name: Wojtek Jezowski

Title: CEO and Creative Director at Black Rabbit

Country: Poland

Wojtek Jezowski has over 15 years of industry experience both in film and television. For the past 6 years, Wojtek is the CEO and creative director of Black Rabbit video content agency. They have received numerous awards for their groundbreaking productions such as “2020: The series”, the first corporate sci-fi web series. After receiving the Webby Award Honoree, Wojtek has been taking part in the selection of content for the festival.

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Name: Mark Goldstein

Title: Creative Director at Nobody Studios

Country: United States

Having been in the industry for nearly 10 years, Mark Goldstein had the privilege of leading, mentoring and learning among diverse teams, resulting in amazing and award-winning creative. Mark has also worked with a variety of notable clients ranging from major household names like Google to startups and small businesses. He constantly strives to make the best-in-class creative but his ultimate goal in life is to have as much fun as possible while doing what he loves.

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Name: Jurij Plavnik

Title: Creative Director at F4F Creative Factory

Country: Italy

As the Creative Director of F4F Creative Factory, Jurij Plavnik has been working in the creative world for 20 years with a big passion for good design and creativity. He has worked for Leo Burnett and Lowe GGK in Slovak Republic. His agency has created great works that have been awarded at an international level.

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Name: Andrea Foresi

Title: Senior Art Director at TMP Worldwide UK

Country: United Kingdom

Andrea Foresi is an award-winning senior Creative and Art Director based in London. Over the years he has honed his conceptual, tech-driven approach, always pushing into new ground, especially in digital. He has worked for a variety of global and independent agencies, from Publicis Milan to Wunderman UK, and tackled the big issues for many major brands, including Microsoft, Shell, Heineken, Renault and GSK.

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Name: Maria Afroditi Patsi

Title: Creative Director at Patsi® Art & Design

Country: Greece

Maria Afroditi Patsi is an award-winning creative and the Founder, Creative Director of Patsi® Art & Design based in Athens – Greece. Maria’s artwork has been published and exhibited globally in prestigious design museums and art galleries. “To hear courteously, to answer wisely, to consider soberly and to decide impartially” is what describes Maria fittingly as a judge.

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Name: Shakir Dzheyranov

Title: Creative Director at Spinifex Group

Country: United States

Recognized in Business Insider 2016 The 30 most creative people in advertising under 30, Shakir Dzheyranov’s unique style and confidence mark him out as a powerful force in the advertising industry. He has won numerous awards, including Awwwards, FWA, Webby, Addy, CSS Design and Key Art, One to Watch. Besides being a strong creative, Shakir has lots of experience in adjudicating design competitions as well as giving workshops.

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Name: Greg Wixted

Title: CEO at Global iLabs Ltd

Country: United Kingdom

Greg is a dynamic and committed, award-winning innovation and marketing professional with 20 years of experience. He founded Xpert back in 2010, a London-based Innovation and brand marketing business. Over the years, he has enjoyed building management teams with wide sets of skills, getting strong-minded and talented individuals to collaborate and has gained invaluable experience of devising innovation, business and marketing and digital strategies.

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Name: Nikolina Popovic

Title: Creative Director at Grey MENA

Country: Qatar

Nikolina currently spearheads the creative team at Grey Doha as Creative Director. Joining the team just over two years ago, she single-handedly overhauled the creative output of the agency through her keen insight, vast experience, and leadership skills. Nikolina has been regularly recognized for her work, with accolades from several awards shows including ‘SAPPI-IDEAS THAT MATTER’ in South Africa, the MENA Cristal, Dubai Lynx and Lisbon International Advertising festival.

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Creative Pick: 2016 Muse Creative Awards Platinum Winner: Shakti Bhog Brand Film: Celebrating The Spirit Of Philately by Passion Film, India

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Company :  Passion Film

Project Title : Shakti Bhog Brand Film: Celebrating The Spirit Of Philately

Category : Corporate Image

Country : India

Shakti Bhog Foods Limited, is a company that was born out of the deep concern to provide hygienic staple food to the people. Its main business lies in the production of Wheat and Rice. After all before gaining independence in 1947 from the British, India was a land of princely states and kingdoms without a proper national identity. Even after independence, India is culturally diverse in terms of its people, languages and traditions.

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POSTAGE STAMPS with its wide usage came as a solution to be used as communication tools across the length and breadth of the nation. Issued by Post & Telegraphic Office nationally, STAMPS through their engraved imagery successfully communicated the Planning Commission’s initiatives with respect to food and agricultural policies.

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Building on this historical and cultural legacy, Postage Stamps have been adopted in the telling the story of Shakti Bhog in this film. The film tells this journey in an innovative way celebrating the spirit of ‘Philately- the study of stamps and postal cards’.

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Meet Our Esteemed 2016 Vega Digital Awards Jury

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Vega Digital Awards judging panel is comprised of some of the most experienced, respected, and qualified professionals in the digital industry from across the globe. Through the generosity of time and talent, they volunteer their skills, knowledge, and interests to adjudicate the 2016 Vega Digital Awards. Serving on an award jury is a challenging labor of love and we would like to extend a huge thank you to our distinguished panel of expert judges who provide their time and expertise to evaluate our entrants.

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2016 Vega Digital Awards Jury List:

  1. Pier Lalonde, President, Creative Director, Pixel & Cie, Canada

  2. Birger Linke, Group Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather, China

  3. Shakir Dzheyranov, Creative Director, Spinifex Group, United States

  4. Jurij Plavnik, Creative Director, F4F Creative Factory, Italy

  5. Maria Afroditi Patsi, Creative Director, Patsi® Art & Design, Greece

  6. Christine David, Chief Digital Marketing Director, Rieback & David Integrated Marketing & Advertising, United States

  7. Wojtek Jezowski, CEO and Creative Director, Black Rabbit, Poland

  8. Mark Goldstein, Creative Director, Nobody Studios, United States

  9. Luiis Franceschi, Managing Partner, LUI.IS LLC Interactive Boutique Agency, Switzerland

  10. Alex Tan, Creative Director, Nokua Design Sdn. Bhd, Malaysia

  11. Zhou WenJun, Founder & Design Director, 524 Studio, China

  12. Jules Mercado, Web/Graphic Designer, Mixtapepsd.com, United States

  13. Olivier Hero Dressen, Director / Photographer, www.studiosupreme.be, China

  14. Kishore Karumbaiah, Chief Creative Officer, Languor Digital, India

  15. Kumar Jha, CEO, Agency 42, Australia

  16. Matthew Smith, CEO, Modmacro, Inc., United States

  17. Joe Hui, Project Manager, Nokua Design Sdn. Bhd, Malaysia

  18. Shangning Wang, Freelance graphic designer & artist, United States

  19. Klaus Sommer Paulsen, CEO Creative Director, AdventureLAB, Denmark

  20. Aleksandr Tikhonov, Director, Contorra Family, Russia

  21. Nikolina Popovic, Creative Director, Grey MENA, Qatar

  22. Pavel Kozlov, Designer, Writer, Peopleofdesign, Russia

  23. Nicholas Jackson, Creative Director of Branded Content, The Washington Post, United States

  24. Alessandro Miasi, Senior Copywriter, A-Tono DMCS, Italy

  25. Andrea Foresi, Senior Art Director, TMP Worldwide UK, United Kingdom

  26. Greg Wixted, CEO, 58 broadwick st, United Kingdom

  27. Kyle Johnson, Principal/Creative Director, BlkMrkt. Cr8tiv Labs, United States

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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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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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