Awards: a shoe and a mask
So we didn’t pick up an award at the BIMAs last week. We lost out to the create-a-logo project Recode Decode from the V&A and the first-person, public information film on YouTube about knife crime Choose a Different Ending, from the Metropolitan Police. Two very different but very impressive projects, particularly Choose a Different Ending. Take a look if you have a moment.
However, we do have two other awards that we have won. The team at VML, the digital media agency who worked with our BBC technical and design teams to build the site for us, have won the Golden Stiletto which is awarded to women for exceptional achievement in the digital media.
The other award was picked up by CBBC’s Relic: Guardians of the Museum, which won Best Entertainment at the Children’s BAFTA Awards. Congratulations to all the teams at CBBC and the British Museum – and to the kids that successfully became Guardians of the Museum. (Actually has anyone seen that happen? I swear every episode I’ve seen the kids have been defeated by the Dark Lord and locked in that display case for eternity.)
It’s been great to have a section of the History of the World project just for children and the huge success of Relic has inspired museums all over the country to run special Relic Trails. Each trail lets families try their hand at solving puzzles and unlocking local history. Many of the trails will be running through into next year, so it’s not too late to see if there is one near you.