Paper Monkey win Platinum at 2021 MUSE Awards

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Paper Monkey walks away victorious in the 2021 MUSE Creative Awards

2121 Platinum Winner

The 2021 MUSE Creative Awards and MUSE Design Awards have officially drawn to a close, after officially announcing the winners. With over 3942 entries entered from all over the world, the competition has shown itself to be one of the leading programs in honoring creative and design excellence.

This year, Canberra creative agency and graphic design studio Paper Monkey decidedly takes the Platinum award in the competition. The winning work was created for Emmanuel College located at the University of Queensland.

“This has been a landmark project for our creative team. This recognition along side the success of the project means the world to us.” Ben Lopez, Studio Director

The MUSE Awards is a series of international competitions hosted by the International Awards Associate (IAA), catering to professionals from various industries in hopes of promoting excellence in their respective fields.

“There is a saying that ‘there is nothing new under the sun’,” said Kenjo Ong, CEO of IAA. “It couldn’t be any further from the truth – there is always something fresh and exciting from the competitors every year.”


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IAA ensures impartiality and strict assessment criteria by setting up a jury made up of industry professionals who exhibit high standards of excellence. In turn, the jury would select a new wave of excellent individuals or organizations, who would likely set new benchmarks in their fields.

Grand Jury Panel

Jurors numbered as many as 44, found worldwide from 23 countries. These individuals are known professionals belonging to leading companies from the creative and digital industries, such as Director of DNgroup Aps Frederick Rickmann, Head of User Experience of Huawei Sebastiano Boni, Owner and Founder of UArchitects Misak Terzibasiyan, Executive Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi NY Daniel Lobaton, Associate Creative Director of MullenLowe Renato Barreto, Associate Creative Director/Creative Catalyst of FCB Chicago Alice Crippa, Marketing Manager of Facebook Min Lu.

Every single entry is evaluated using standards found in their respective industries to ensure impartiality, blind judging is exercised, and jurors are only able to assess each entry purely on its own merits.

Participation of International Brands

MUSE platinum trophyGarnering worldwide interest, the MUSE Creative and MUSE Design Awards saw names of known organizations from all over the world in its list of entries. Some were submitted directly by the companies themselves, such as MTV, Warner Bros, Walmart, Fiverr, Leica Geosystems, ; whereas some were submitted by entrants who produced works for them, such as Subaru USA, Riot Games, Cineplex, BBC Studio Events, KFC, Burberry Beauty, Hyundai, Jo Malone London, Amazon, Disney+ SG, Logitec, Tik Tok, Yamaha Motor Company, and Weezer (the band).

“Our platform exists to promote and encourage excellence in different bodies of professionals in varying industries,” Ong said. “Given the recent pandemic, the team in IAA is continuously humbled by the sheer perseverance and willpower shown by people in overcoming the odds in their respective industries. As long as this platform exists, we will continue to sing praises of those who in adversity displayed their mettle, embodying excellence regardless of their environment.”

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Websites: MUSE Creative Awards / MUSE Design Awards

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