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Get creative - The Creative East Awards 2008 have been launched, celebrating the wealth of talent in the creative industries across the Eastern region.
Entries to the second Creative East Awards are now open to both creative companies and individuals across the Eastern region and further afield.
Celebrating a wealth of talent across six counties, the prime purpose of the Awards is to show the country that the Eastern region is a growing, major creative hub and to show potential clients in both the public and private sectors the high standard of creative work available.
Last year over 200 businesses, individuals, organisations and budding stars in the creative industries from Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Essex competed in 15 categories.
Bigger and better than ever before, the 2008 Awards ceremony promises to again be a glittering and prestigious event. The evening will be held at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal in Norwich on Thursday 20th March with Clive Anderson returning to compere the evening.
This year the Awards categories have been increased to 18 to include the following new categories;
Best Architecture project in the Eastern region by Architects from across the UK – created to recognise the fantastic builds transforming areas across the region.
Best Film or TV Location – appreciating some of the inspirational and diverse settings Eastern region can offer film makers.
Best Computer Game – recognising the growing number of talented programmers and designers in the area.
The full list of Award categories for 2008 is as follows:
- Best Commercial Photography
- Best Animation
- Best Non-Broadcast Production
- Best Broadcast Production
- Best Design Innovation
- Best Web Design/Innovation
- Best Film
- Best Advertising Campaign
- Best Creative Campaign
- Best Graphic Design
- Best Architecture (Project in the Eastern region) by Architects from across the UK - including those in the Eastern region
- Best Architecture project in the UK by Architects in the Eastern region only
- Best Training (Project in the region)
- Best Radio Programme
- Best Exclusive Story (across all media)
- Best Factual Publication
- Best Film or Television Location
- Best Computer Game
Richard Cox, Director of Shaping Norfolk’s Future Creative Industries said: “We have engaged 3000 businesses working within the creative industries in the Eastern region in the communication process of creating the Awards. Last year we saw an even spread of entries from across all six counties, with standards of ability and talent that surpass many of those working at national and international level”.
The 2008 Awards are guaranteed to be as entertaining and rewarding as previous years. Don't miss your chance to network with industry leaders and some of the best creative talent in the Eastern region. To reserve your tickets for the Awards evening call 01603 702374.
The criteria and rules for entry can be found at the Craetive East website along with an electronic entry form to register. Closing date for entries to be received is Monday 31st December 2007