Digital and Media Agencies Win Big in the 43rd Creativity International Media and Interactive Awards

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Jury select winning entries in Media and Interactive from 23 countries for their creative excellence.

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Absolutely brilliant concept, design and execution custom-tailored for client. ~ juror Sakol Mongkolkasetarin

The 43rd Annual Creativity International Media and Interactive Judging Session was conducted online, over a twenty one-day period.

The Jury, consisting of digital and media experts from the USA, New Zealand, Netherlands, India, and Canada, viewed and scored every entry within their medium ensuring that all the work was judged equally. They concluded with final discussions to determine the Best in Show selections from both the Professional and Student divisions. It is not mandatory for a Jury to select a Best in Show winners.

Kathleen Ritchie, Director of Creativity Awards stated, “This year’s Jury worked diligently, donating their time - nights and weekends - to be sure all entries were given their due consideration. The results reflect the Jury's consideration of use of message integrated with dynamic creative including visual and technical elements."

Some jury comments were:

"Love the use of technology, information and interactivity of this friendly and well designed site."

"One of my 5 top picks for the web categories. Easy to navigate, very attractive use of technology. Informative without being overdone."

"One of my top 6 pics from all of the website design categories combined. Easy to use interactive website that works to provide an alternative solution to drug usage - a tall task, but i think this is an effective solution that can help to change the mindset of our youth. Excellent use of technology with a straightforward, intuitive visual environment."

"Great interactive experience for kids and ummm... adults like myself. Kept losing control of my car on the racetrack. Effective way to get kids/users to interact with their favorite characters while anticipating a visit to Disney. Very well done."

"Only two thirds of the over 500 entries submitted were selected for an award this year - that attests to the strength of competition and the quality of entries being submitted from around the world," Kathleen said.

Best in Show, Professional was awarded to AKQA in Washington D.C., USA for an Educational App titled "WWF Together."

Best in Show , Student was again awarded to a school in Sweden - Alexey Ivanov at Hyper Island for a Utility App titled "Stretch."

A complete list of winning agencies can be found on the Creativity Awards site. Top award winners will be featured on the site beginning in July.

The 43rd Creativity International Print and Packaging Awards is now accepting entries until August 9, 2013.

About Creativity International Awards
The purpose and core existence of Creativity remains unchanged since its creation by Art Direction Magazine in 1970 ~ award and recognize great design from around the world. Creativity International Awards is one of the longest running, independent advertising and graphic design competitions. Open to both students and professionals from around the world Creativity International Awards is judged by a rotating panel of advertising and design professionals who volunteer their time and knowledge without personal agenda or bias.

Creativity strives to be a self-promotion vehicle for the savvy designer or marketer - winners receive certificates, press releases, free icons and self-promotion tools, are featured online and in an app and top tier winners are featured in the traveling exhibit that appears at prominent design conferences and events around the world. Creativity International Awards follows all guidelines for ethical contests recommended by the Graphic Artists Guild. The Creativity International Awards is currently based in Louisville, KY and is a privately held company.

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