2013 is definitely kicking off in a positive manner for MSM DesignZ. Two weeks after successfully launching our new company website, V6: Rebirth of Slick, we were notified yesterday that we won four 2013 AVA Digital Awards! What was actually a last minute submission, turned out to be yet another rewarding milestone for us.
The AVA Digital Awards is an international competition that recognizes outstanding work by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of digital communication. The competition is funded and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), which is also involved with other well known competitions such as the Hermes Creative Awards and the MarCom Awards.
Our new website was recognized and earned a Platinum Award, the organization’s top honor. Two of our clients earned the Gold Award: MRG Productions in the Website/Professional Services category, and St. Francis De Sales School in the Pro Bono Category. In addition, there was an Honorable Mention in the Pro Bono category for our client, Operation Prom.
There were about 2,000 entries that were judged for the 2013 year and they came from all over the USA, Canada, and other countries around the world. Companies that entered were all digital professionals – video/film, web developers, advertising agencies, and independent creative professionals, among many more. Only 14% of entries won Platinum Awards and 17% won Gold Awards.
To put this into perspective (which we are still trying to wrap our minds around), other participants who also won Platinum awards are well-known businesses and organizations. This includes (just to name a few) – Nintendo of America, US Army, Intel, Microsoft, Mercedes-Benz, and even NASA! To be in this company for setting the industry standard in creativity is definitely an honor and huge step forward for MSM DesignZ.
We are thrilled to announce our future plans to enter the Hermes Creative Awards competition coming up next month. The Hermes Creative Award recognizes the concept, writing, and design work of marketing/communication programs, as well as print and A/V materials.
You can search for our name under the 2013 Platinum and Gold Winners section on the official AVA Digital Awards website here.