“Over the past ten years, we have developed a bi-annual design and print awards night, concentrating on designs printed on ArjoWiggins paper. Although very successful, we are always striving to improve the awards. Based on designer feedback from across the UAE, we have introduced a number of Dynamic changes to this years awards,” said Hemsley.
The major changes for 2004 include:
1. Focus purely on design and designers.
2. Expansion of the award categories to cover full range of design: e.g. best piece of 3 D (non electronic) design, best corporate brochure, best annual report, best piece of sales promotion design etc. along with an best overall design award.
3. Introduction of a respected International Chairman to the judging panel.
4. The remainder of the judging panel will consist of individuals who come from creative backgrounds, but not necessarily from the graphic design industry.
“The 2004 awards will be held in one of Dubai’s many landmark hotels and will be a more formal affair than previously, “An event for creative people, rather than a creative event,” Hemsley explained.
“Quite simply” said Hemsley, “the enhanced ArjoWiggins Design Awards have been developed to celebrate the fact that the standards of design work now being produced in the UAE are on a par with the very best the world has to offer. We felt that it was time to support an awards night that focussed purely on great design work.”
The intention is that the ArjoWiggins design awards will be expanded to a regional awards event in 2006. Gulf Marketing Review applauds the initiative being taken by ArjoWiggins and is proud to be associated through the addition of a regional corporate identity category to the awards.
Over the next six months, GMR will feature the very best corporate identity submissions from agencies or clients throughout the region. Each month a winner will be chosen to become a finalist for the GMR Corporate Identity Design Award, which will be presented at the ArjoWiggins design awards in March.
All corporate identity entries should have been produced a maximum of three months prior to submission. A master hi resolution version of the identity should be provided in EPS format. Specific applications are also welcome and may be featured.
In addition to the actual identities, agencies/clients should provide a design rationale for the entry of between 100-250 words. Details of the client, agency, and designer/s should be clearly stated, along with full address and key contact person for further details.
Either the Creative Director/Managing Director of the agency submitting or the Marketing Director/General Manager of the client entering should approve and sign all entries.
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