Digitally Leeds Awards – the event!
So the last night saw the Leeds Digital Festival draw to a close with the Digitally Leeds Awards and very good they were too (a little too good judging by my head this morning!). I’ve never been to an awards do before, or to the venue the Alea Casino in Clarence Dock but it was most enjoyable.
Our host for the evening was Hodgetastic’s Dom Hodgson and everything ran pretty much like clockwork. The evening started with some informal drinks, then a nice sit down meal (which I was quite impressed with), the awards presentations and finished with some truly awful dad dancing. By me. The tables were even strewn with edible Lego courtesy of Clicknmix. Unfortunately I didn’t win Freelancer of the Year, but I got ‘Highly Commended’ (basically, second place) which I was suited with considering the quality of the competition. I shall definitely be returning next year!
“Those shortlisted displayed a clear understanding of the need to sell their own skills as well as the need to project their client’s businesses and campaigns. Matt Wildin’s work combined design flair and lucidity which would be a welcome addition to any campaign.”
Paul Napier – Editor Yorkshire Evening Post
You can also find a write-up of the ceremony on the Guardian website
Posted Thursday, December 1st, 2011