Creative companies across Dorset are being encouraged to enter the 2012 Media Innovation Awards which is the region’s most prestigious awards event for people working in the creative industries. The deadline has just been extended to 14th March and the event is a great opportunity to celebrate and promote the most innovative work in the region. The prizes will be presented at a glitzy gala dinner taking place in Bristol during the Autumn.
A stellar line up of judges has been brought together to judge the 2012 awards including: Shirani Sabaratam from UKTV, Adam Powers from Bartle, Bogle & Hegarty, Ravi Amaratunga from Channel 4, and Matthew Annal from games studio Nitrome.
The competition is open to all members of Wessex Media Group, Dorset Design Forum, Meet Draw and other South West clusters. You can enter online or download an entry pack from www.mediainnovationawards.com. Media and design companies and their clients can enter up to five categories and nominate for the new talent and outstanding contribution awards.
Mutant Labs, a company based in Plymouth, won the Games Design award in 2011 for their project “Sonic Boom”. Alex Ryley, Managing Director of Mutant Labs, said: “Winning a Media Innovation Award was an honour for the Mutants. The prestige of the awards has helped us to promote the work that we do and build our reputation in the South West.”
The 16 categories in the 2012 awards include 3 new categories for Animation, Advertising & Marketing B2B and Advertising & Marketing B2C. The categories are:
- Television, Video or Film
- Website Design and Use
- Mobile Application
- Installation/Exhibition/Live Events
- Games Design
- Marketing and Advertising B2B
- Marketing and Advertising B2C
- Collaboration between Business and Young People
- International Trade
- New Talent
- Outstanding Contribution to Innovation
To find out more and to enter the awards go to: www.mediainnovationawards.com