While IDCA calls out for entries we take a look at last year’s winners

Kathrine Daniloff and Henrik Treimo from the Norsk Teknisk Museum (Norway) winner of the Best Exhibition Layout for the exhibition MindGap. PHOTO by Kyle Knodell

The third edition of the International Design & Communication Awards (2013) for excellent communication and creativity in the art world is now open for entries.

The IDCA awards assess communications, design and branding strategies within the arts and museum sphere. They also encourage art organisations to find original and inventive ways to communicate.

In 2012 judges selected the winners from a pool of 67 entries including the USA, Canada, Australia, Brazil, throughout Europe, including France, Germany, UK, Norway and Croatia, and throughout Asia, including Malaysia and India.

It was great to see that Australia along with other international applicants among the winners. The competition was stiff between a diverse range of museums and art organisations of all types and sizes entering, from independent to mobile museums.

Download a presentation of the winners.

BEST BRANDING CAMPAIGN
Winner: QAGOMA by Interbrand – Australia

Silver: National Portrait Gallery, Late Shift – UK
Joint Bronze: Museum of Everything – UK
Joint Bronze: Barbican Centre by North – UK

BEST LOGO
Winner: BMW Guggenheim Lab, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – World

Silver: Inhotim by Hardy Design – Brazil
Joint Bronze: Museum of Everything – UK
Joint Bronze: QAGOMA by Interbrand – Australia

BEST EXHIBITION COMMUNICATION
Winner: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier from the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – Canada

Silver: Museum of Everything – UK
Bronze: MoMA, Ab EX NY – USA

BEST EXHIBITION LAYOUT
Winner: Mind Gap, Norsk Teknisk Museum – Norway

Silver: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier from the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – Canada
Bronze: Ralph Appelbaum – Natural History Museum of Utah – USA

BEST DIGITAL CAMPAIGN
Winner: MoMA F111 – USA

Silver: Anne Frank House – The Secret Annex Online – The Netherlands

BEST INNOVATION
Winner: MoMA Iphone App – USA

Silver: Paddle 8 by Tender Creative – USA

BEST RETAIL DESIGN
Winner: The Shop of Everything, Museum of Everything – UK

Silver: The British Museum – UK

BEST SUSTAINABLE CAMPAIGN
Winner: IGNITE! Museums as Catalysts for Sustainability by California Association of Museums – USA

For more information go here.