Collaboration with Creative Awards
Glitz and glamour at awards ceremonies can take many forms. From lavishly decorated venues and food, to beautiful models and the excitement of the event awards ceremonies and events bring together many different people and companies to celebrate their achievements and successes. In this week’s blog entry we look to capture the spirit of awards ceremonies by speaking to Creative Awards, the UK’s oldest established awards maker. Based in the centre of Hatton Garden, Creative Awards have worked with the biggest brands and events in the world for over 40 years. We dive into their world of design in a guest blog by the company to understand how their custom awardsare made. We spoke with creative director Jack Carr on what awards mean to him and how they add that extra touch of magic to events.
How do you design your awards?
We started to design the award by the process we use across the board which is getting to the heart of the event that the award is commissioned for. Awards – and we have spent a long time thinking about this as you can imagine – are definitely more than the sum of their parts. They capture and carry the messaging and branding of the event and it is vital for ourselves to understand what the award is for and the company behind it.
What events do you like designing awards for?
That’s a great question. As you can imagine, we work with many different types of events and each one is the chance to push our creativity and understand the ceremony or business behind the award. We have a lot of experience both personally and professionally within film. Not only do we make the awards for the Empire Film ceremony and the Evening Standard film awards, but we also love working with film festivals because we all used to write and direct films. Our staff have backgrounds in media, film and television and have worked on various productions over the years.
What do awards mean to you?
For us, awards are both visual and tactile. The physical weight of an award adds to its overall experience, and with this particular award we wanted to make it from a solid piece of aluminium so that it has a real weight and presence to it. To finish, the awards were engraved, hand polished and individually packed.
What’s your favourite award?
That’s a tough one! I’m sure it’s the same with yourselves and your events, each is unique and almost feels like having to choose between a favourite child! There are awards that resonate more with me and others that don’t. One of my recent favourites was the awards we made in conjunction with Jamie Hewlett, of Tank Girl and Gorillaz, for the Teenage Cancer Awards. Not only was it amazing to work with someone who I personally admire but the event itself is very special too.
CG Elite Events would like to thank Jack and all the team at Creative Awards for their time and insights into the world of awards.
CG Elite Events is also proud to inform that in collaboration with Custom Awards we now also offer custom made awards in addition to Award Event Planning and the Recruitment of Awards staff, Awards Models, Catering Staff and more visit here or contact us today for more information.
If you would like to find out more on how CGE Elite Events in collaboration with Custom Awards can bring your Award Ceremony Events to life contact us using firstname.lastname@example.org