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Melbourne Design Awards - early bird deadline and program announcements

The 2014 Melbourne Design Awards is officially open for nominations with the early bird deadline closing 11 September. Congratulations to the early bird nominations - take a look at the current shortlist.

We've made a few changes to this year's program. Probably the biggest news is that we've changed our announcement model. This year we won't be making finalists announcements but rather Gold and Silver award winners.  Winners will be announced prior to the Trophy Presentation on 23 October with awarded projects receiving a complimentary ticket to participate in the official celebrations and be presented with their trophy.

Australian Mobile & App Design Awards Winners Announced

The Australian Mobile & App Design Awards Announces Winners
Brand X L3 Central, Sydney
Wednesday 20 August 
Sydney, AUS, Wednesday 20 August 2014 - Winners of the 2014 Australian Mobile & App Design Awards were announced this evening.  Over 30 category awards were announced including the coveted App Design Champion – Chairman’s Award awarded to Telstra for the 2nd year running.  The awards provide a unique opportunity for all sectors of the industry and marketplace to engage and extend the design conversation and to celebrate the courage of both commissioners and creators.

The Awards were announced by design100 and App Design Awards Founder and CEO Mark Bergin.  The Australian Mobile & App design Awards are supported by key collaboration partners and advisory panel members including Kirsten Mann - Acconex, Zoe Warne – August and Glen Barry– Genius Group and collaborative partners, Sydney Design Festival, AIMIA, Startup Victoria Barr, Mobile Monday and TRUSTe.

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Sydney Design Awards Winners Announced

2014 Sydney Design Award Winners Announced
Wednesday 20 August
Brand X L3 Central, Central Park, Chippendale Sydney

Sydney, 20 August, 2014 - Celebrating courage in design from both commissioners and creators, The Sydney Design Awards are pleased to announce Sekisui House wins the Design Champion Award, among many other outstanding winners at the 2014 Sydney Design Awards. Over 120 design projects were selected as finalists in the Awards, which attracted a record number of nominations.

Awards were announced by design100 and Sydney Design Awards Founder & CEO Mark Bergin, today at the newly created Brand X Event Space L3 Central at One Central Park, Sydney.

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Don't miss Open House Melbourne 26-27 July.

Open House Melbourne can be viewed as simply an opportunity for people to marvel at unique spaces. Whilst the event certainly provides intrigue and invites curiosity, it is actually remarkably sophisticated and layered with significant passive educational opportunities for people to learn about city-based industries, our history and future, and about the built environment. Open House Melbourne is a unique and free event that assists Melbourne in being positioned as a city of creativity and knowledge.

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#Shake Your Power - Kickstarter Campaign

Mel C, Maxi Jazz and Maya Jane Coles launch “Hour of Power” campaign to bring power to communities without electricity, through music.

Launched on Kickstarter on the 10th June, this small prototype percussion shaker called, SPARK is generating interest from music industry heavyweights.  Simply shaking this device for 12minutes will generate an hours worth of light or charge a mobile phone.

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REA Group: When we entered the awards, our mobile apps had been downloaded over 1.2 million times (now over 2 million!) and our latest updates had received great feedback from consumers. The awards were an opportunity for our apps to be recognised by the people who use them as well as the broader mobile industry. As you can imagine, we were pretty chuffed to win a Mobie and kudos goes to our project team who created the winning iPhone and iPad universal app.

John Douglas, JDA Architects."JDA Architects were delighted to recieve a Melbourne Design Award for our Imaging at Olympic Park fitout. In particular we valued the recognition through a broader design community than from just within our own profession. The fact that the Melbourne Design Awards covered such a variety of design disciplines helped make the programme a worthwhile statement about the state of design in Melbourne, and to be an award winner in such company is very rewarding. Further our clients are thrilled to bits and now proudly display their copy of the award at their centre."

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