All the winners and the highs from the 11th Annual Create Design Awards

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Published:  October 30, 2015
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From the sea of submissions we found ourselves under, the winners of the 2015 Create Design Awards have been singled-out and awarded at a lively presentation gala hosted by Tom Ballard – who managed to goodheartedly offend the majority of patrons – at Melbourne’s Carousel. (And for those in attendance last night, the stories about submissions involving cold meat and laptops and piñatas and flooding buildings are all true).

The evening started with drinks on the deck overlooking the Albert Park Lake, and we overheard someone from Sydney say that the view of the Melbourne CBD skyline reflected in the water rivalled the view of Sydney’s harbour. (Melbourne 1, Sydney, 0).

As the sun set we made our way inside to crown the winners. Here we present those winners and finalists in each of our 12 categories, plus Project of the Year.


Emerging Talent
The Emerging Talent category was proudly sponsored by Shillington.

From a strong pool of entries, Miranda Mayne took out the Emerging Talent award. The jurors were impressed with the confidence and variety of her folio.

The finalists were Will Neill and Jess Xuan.

Dead Good, chocolate packaging

Dead Good, chocolate packaging

Sense Sound Festival

Sense Sound Festival


Identity
The Identity category was proudly sponsored by Impact Digital.

The Identity award was closely contested, but it was The Partners from London whose work for The Tusk Conservation Awards (developed by Tusk Trust) came out on top. The jury cited the care in the details, and the flexibility across different touchpoints, as the strengths of the campaign.

The two finalists were Seesaw for the Junction Moama restaurant identity, and The Company You Keep for the Homecamp identity.

The Partners for The Tusk Trust

The Partners for The Tusk Trust

Tusk _Create Awards RGB3

The Partners for The Tusk Trust


Illustration
The Illustration category was proudly sponsored by Wacom.

The Illustration crown was taken out by Wendy Fox Design for her project documenting all 276 women who won gold at the London Olympics. A collection and representation of data, Fox’s project celebrates the diversity of female athlete’s body types. View all the women here.

The two finalists were Alphabet Studio‘s Pigeon Project for JC Decaux, and The Sisters Hayes‘ artwork for the Malthouse Theatre.

Women's Gold Medalists by Wendy Fox Design

Women’s Gold Medalists by Wendy Fox Design. Photograph by Matthew Stanton.

Women's Gold Medalists by Wendy Fox Design

Women’s Gold Medalists by Wendy Fox Design. Photograph by Matthew Stanton.


Interactive
The Interactive category was proudly sponsored by desktop.

Conduct took home the spoils in the Interactive category, for their ’Okee in Medical Imaging’ app for the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. The bold app uses games and information to make young patients feel relaxed and comfortable about medical imaging procedures.

The finalist was Matt Huynh, for his multimedia adaptation of Nam Le’s short story, ‘The Boat’, produced by SBS.

Conduct for The Royal Children's Hospital

Conduct for The Royal Children’s Hospital

Conduct for The Royal Children's Hospital

Conduct for The Royal Children’s Hospital


Motion 
The Motion category was proudly sponsored by Media Super.

Another hotly-contested category in which festival titles and festival shorts were well represented, it was the opening titles for the 2015 Analogue/Digital Creative Conferences by Bigfish that took out this year’s Motion award.

Finalists were Tooth & Claw and their work for Melbourne Music Week, and Raoul Marks for his opening titles for Semi-Permanent‘s 2015 conferences.


Packaging
The Packaging category was proudly sponsored by Academy of Design.

The packaging award was taken out by Nexus Designs for their bright and functional commercial kit for Haymes Paint.

Finalists were Swear Words for their Gage Roads Brewing Co. work, and Creative Order for the Omar and the Marvellous Coffee Bird range.

Nexus Designs for Haymes Paint

Nexus Designs for Haymes Paint

Nexus Designs for Haymes Paint

Nexus Designs for Haymes Paint


Photography
The Photography category was proudly sponsored by desktop.

The Photography submissions this year were all linked by a fearless use of colour, and it was Ben Thomas‘ ‘Chroma’ series that got the nod from the judges.

Finalists were Ying Ang for her ‘Gold Coast’ collection, and Prue Stent for her ‘Pink’ series.

Chroma by Ben Thomas

Chroma by Ben Thomas


Print Commercial
Print Commercial was proudly sponsored by K.W.Doggett.

Melbourne studio Self-titled took out the Print Commercial award, for their clever work for The Executive Index.

Finalists were Alphabet Studio for the Belvoir St Theatre and Cutting Edge for their vinyl project ‘Embryo’.

Self-titled for The Executive Index

Self-titled for The Executive Index

Self-titled for The Executive Index

Self-titled for The Executive Index


Print Creative
The Print Creative category was proudly sponsored by Whirlwind Print.

The Print Creative award was taken out by Switzerland-based designer Konstantin Eremenko and his book project ‘Rediscovering’, based on the visual interpretation of the chemical periodic system of elements and the periodic law.

The finalist was Lauren Messina for her project ‘Choice Cuts Australia’.

Rediscovering by Konstantin Eremenko

Rediscovering by Konstantin Eremenko

Rediscovering by Konstantin Eremenko

Rediscovering by Konstantin Eremenko


Signage & Display
The Signage & Display category was proudly sponsored by Spicers.

Sydney’s Paper Moose won the Signage category, for their creative sculpture titled ’10-cent coin’, commissioned by the City of Sydney to support new recycling schemes. Keep an eye out for the next instalment of the campaign, this time targeting rubbish dumping.

The finalists were Wildhen Design and their work for Fonda Mexican’s Hawthorn restaurant, and Büro North for their wayfinding system of the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.

Paper Moose for City of Sydney

Paper Moose for City of Sydney

Paper Moose for City of Sydney

Paper Moose for City of Sydney


Typography, Logotype and Type Design
The Typography category was proudly sponsored by LEP Colour Printers.

Konstantin Eremenko picked up his second award of the night, his ‘Terms and Visuals’ project for the Basel School of Design winning in the Typography category.

Finalists were Like Minded Studio for Lynx and Konstantin Eremenko again, for his ‘Lecture Series’ work for the Basel School of Design.

Konstantin Eremenko for the Basel School of Design

Konstantin Eremenko for the Basel School of Design

Konstantin Eremenko for the Basel School of Design

Konstantin Eremenko for the Basel School of Design


Website
The Website category was proudly sponsored by desktop.

The final category award of the evening was clinched by Sydney’s Canvas Group and their work for Concrete Playground.

Finalists were Frank Digital and their work for What’s On Sydney for the City of Sydney, and Josephmark for their dramatic studio site.

Canvas Group for Concrete Playground

Canvas Group for Concrete Playground

Canvas Group for Concrete Playground

Canvas Group for Concrete Playground


Project of The Year

To arrive at the Project of the Year, first a shortlist for each category is compiled according to the nominations put forward by each juror. From these shortlists, the finalist projects are collectively selected by the jury, and from there, each of the final projects is scored against a set of criteria for each category. This gives us the category winner, and the Project of the Year is selected from the category winner’s, with jurors given one final chance to assess which should be awarded top gong.

This year the decision was unanimous. For their inventiveness and clever use of materials that married form and function, the winner of the 2015 Project of the Year is Paper Moose and their 10-cent coin for the City of Sydney.

Congrats to all involved, and we hope the initiative behind the coin continues to strengthen.

Paper Moose for City of Sydney

Paper Moose for City of Sydney

Paper Moose for City of Sydney

Paper Moose for City of Sydney


Thanks to everyone who came to the party and helped celebrate a big year. Keep an eye out for our snaps from the evening, in the meantime, please use the #createawards2015 hashtag to share your own highlights.

See you in 2016.


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