As the empty beer bottles are tossed away and the GIF booth dismantled, it’s with a sense of resounding pride that we look back at last night’s Creative Edinburgh Awards 2015. We gathered in our hordes to celebrate the finest creative talents, from students to experts, freelancers to agencies. Check out who got the gongs below…
The City Award
This category looked for an outstanding creative contribution or activity that has promoted Edinburgh nationally or indeed, internationally, or work that has incorporated or utilised an Edinburgh city space or cultural idea specific to the city. As such, Scotland's "favourite noise makers" Neu Reekie were well deserving winners with their once monthly meet up of poetry, short film and spoken word lovers.
The Collaboration Award
This category was awarded for an outstanding creative collaboration between two or more organisations or individuals. The winner's "High School Resilience Project" brought together two different schools to create a series of photographs representing the eight pillars of resilience, to stunning effect.
The Commercial Award
This category sought an outstanding commercial creative contribution or activity from an agency, partnership, organisation, collective or company. Something Something stole the show with their seies of short films showcasing the best of Scottish talent.
The Creativity Award
Sculptor Alasdair Thomson got the gong for the best one off creative work or initiative, deemed outstanding by our judges. His breathtakingly decorative stonework was more than enough to secure victory.
The Independent Award
This category looked for an outstanding contribution or activity from a professional individual. Judy R Clark's timeless womenswear was the ultimate winner, thanks to it's innovative and unexpected edge.
The Leadership Award
This award recognised an outstanding individual for their leadership and contribution to their sector, or the creative industries as a whole. The incredible Faith Liddell was the proud winner thanks to her work as Director of Festivals Edinburgh.
The Social Award
This category sought an outstanding creative contribution or activity that benefits or contributes to a group or interest. Conversations for Change were much deserving winners due to their work to bring mental health to the forefront of the national conversation.
The Startup Award
It was a double whammy for new kids on the block Something Something who begged their second award of the night for an outstanding creative contribution or activity from a newly registered company.
The Student Award
This category was awarded for an outstanding student creative contribution or activity from a full or part time student engaging in a creative discipline. Jack Lennie's open source cafe racer blew the judges away and ensured him a spot in the Creative Edinburgh Awards hall of fame.
Huge congratulations to all of our winners who are now the proud owners of a beautiful printed scarf courtesy of Karen Mabon. We look forward to seeing them sported across Edinburgh and beyond! We’d also like to say a big thank you to our lovely sponsors, Heverlee beer and Free Agent- without whom we most definitely wouldn’t have been able to have such a cracking night! Until next year…