Well it seems theres a new international motion design awards in town, but with a twist! The Bassawards, as they are known, (sounds like they should have a best dub step category, but I’m assured they don’t…), but in fact they are ‘for the creatives, by the creatives’. Set up by Gabriel Suarez, they will have no awards ceremony, but they will be giving out real physical trophies…
There are three sections to these awards – the Professional motion design, the Best Social Media and the Best Young Talent categories.
Opening of registration has just started this Monday 1st October – an will stay open till 15th October for the Social & Young Talent categories and till 31st December for the Professional categories. Needless to say there are loads of different categories like best channel branding, idents, promo, titles etc You are best to go to the website to get all the details..
Seems like they have some quality judges chosen from the creative production community from around the world, (see below) which, I’m sure will keep the creative bar quite high . Representing the UK is the highly regarded Kevin Hill from The Council. I gave him a call to find out why he signed up to judge. He told me “I liked the concept that these awards are all about creative talent supporting other creative talent. So often our clients pitch designers against each other. This time it is the creatives who are in charge and I think this will not only recognise the amazing projects that are out there but also make positive steps in making a stronger international motion design community.”
Here are some of the judges for the Professional categories: Justin Cone (Motionographer), Carolina Melis (Nexus), Stephen Price (Stash Magazine), Pablo Alfieri (Plenty), Laura Alejo (Hush), Lucas Davison (Design Has No Name), Ricardo Fernández (Canal+), Kevin Hill (The Council) or Heike Hummel (ORF TV)
I will be very interested to see if Bassawards can give PROMAX a run for it’s money. I know they do not see themselves as being in competition with each other, but there are not many other international awards that honour motion design. First thing I noticed is you need to pay to become a member of the PROMAX organisation in order to enter for one of it’s awards – Bassawards is open to any one. Secondly it only costs 80 euros to enter Bassawards – and up to 325 euros for PROMAX Europe – so the pricing is a lot more democratic. Will you be entering..?
The Best Social and Best Young Talent categories have their own specialised judges – again look on the website for more info.