MAPDA 2020 Winners Announced

 The Museums Australasia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards were celebrated at an online awards ceremony on 23 September 2020. The recording will be available shortly and accessible on the MAPDA website.

The complete list of winners and commended entries is available on the MAPDA website.

The Museums Australasia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards is an annual celebration that acknowledges excellence and quality in design of publications and multimedia produced for the museums and galleries sector across Australia and New Zealand. The MAPDAs are sponsored by Australian Book Connection.

The innovation and creativity displayed in all of the entries continue to astound and inspire our judges – and above all else, it shows how we continue to look for new ways of telling our stories and sharing experiences with our communities. As always, there were some hard decisions to make, which only reflects how outstanding the work produced by the cultural sector continues to be despite current challenges.

In a time where many of us are working remotely, there is the threat of compounding health and natural disasters, and there are ever more financial restrictions on the work you do, it is impressive and inspiring to see work of such extremely high standards as those of this year's finalists.

The BEST IN SHOW recipients were: 

PUBLICATION

National Gallery of Victoria
Petrina Hicks: Bleached Gothic

Designer: Thomas Deverall

MULTIMEDIA

Museums Victoria
River Connections

Designer: Grumpy Sailor and Mike Daly, Matt Tillman, Brendan Woithe, Aunty Esther Kirby, Uncle Brendan Kennedy, Uncle Larry Walsh, Genevieve Grieves, Jess Hitchcock, Sarah Belkner, Tom Siddall, Matt Roberts​​​​

The complete list of winners and commended entries is available on the MAPDA website.

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