Not one; not two; but three Reading Room projects nominated at this years BIMA Awards

29/10/2009 - Manchester

Excitement reached fever pitch at Reading Room this week, after hearing three of our projects have been nominated for a much-lauded British Interactive Media Awards. Our work for WWF UK, Open University and Dulwich Picture Gallery has been recognised as amongst the very best from within the UK digital creative industry. One nomination would have been great; three, well, enough said.

The phenomenally successful online identity we created for WWF UK has been shortlisted in the Best Website category. WWF UK has already created quite a stir, bagging an Interactive Media Award, the Bronze Award for Usability at the Best of Swiss Awards, and a Stevie International Business Award for Best Interface Design. It even made it as a finalist at the NMA Effectiveness Awards.

The Chill, Chat & Connect platform we developed for the Open University has been nominated for a Social Media Community Platform award. As the UK's only University dedicated to distance learning, the OU platform provides a virtual student union; a place where users can engage, communicate, support and socialise with each other. The integrated web 2.0 tools will eventually enable the OU to phase out all print communication, creating a trualy 'open' university that's both accessible and relevant to its diverse audience.

But it's not just our incredible work on big name clients that gets us noticed. The new online identity we created for Dulwich Picture Gallery, nominated in the Arts and Culture category, is proof that we put heart, soul and expertise into every project. Our world class redesign has revolutionised the Gallery's online presence, bringing this small but vibrant brand well and truly to life. The site offers a wealth of information, rich media and interactivity, highlighting how individuals can get involved and support the Gallery. Again, this isn't the first time our work has been recognised on a major stage. The project won 'Website of the Week' on the 24 hours Museum website and scooped an Interactive Media Award, as well as being named a finalist at the Big Chip Awards and the DADI Awards this year.