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Paul Sargeant Paul Sargeant | 17:54 UK time, Thursday, 25 November 2010

The end of the year approaches and with it the awards season. We are off to the British Interactive Media Awards tonight, where A History of the World is nominated in two categories: Integrated Campaign and Arts & Culture.

We are up against campaigns by, among others, the Tate, the V&A and the RSC, two crisp manufacturers and the London Metropolitan Police. There are some really clever campaigns nominated, well worth checking out if you’re interested in how organisations are finding new ways to use the web to engage people.

We’ve already had some success though as a couple of weeks ago we won a Special Commendation in the Emerging Media category of the Prix Europa. As a result, we have a very nice plaque in the office with a bull on it – which is appropriate considering that we started the year with a bull too.

However, the most impressive award in the last few weeks was the one Neil MacGregor received from the Queen. He has been made a member of the Order of Merit which is given to “individuals of exceptional distinction in the arts, learning, sciences and other areas such as public service.”

So congratulations to Neil. Enormously well-deserved for all his work with the British Museum and the National Gallery before that. Personally I’ll be quite happy with a few canapés at the BIMAs tonight. But fingers crossed that we manage to snag an award too.

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