Pluto Takes Gold in 2020 MUSE Creative Awards

Drexel University’s Interactive Digital Media Senior Team PLUTO Victorious In 2020 MUSE Creative  Awards

(Philadelphia, PA – October 2020) With submissions numbering up to 4618 entries, submitted from more than 57 countries, Pluto has taken Gold in the 2020 MUSE Creative Awards competition. The winning work was created by Interactive Digital Media students Sarah Bray, Mike Carbone, Rob Nashed, Woo Song, Clay Tercek, and Veronica Lin and advised by Prof. Troy Finamore for the completion of their Senior Project 

The MUSE Creative and MUSE Design Awards are international competitions catered to professionals from the creative and design industries, who help foster new horizons for their industries. “It is our privilege, as always, to honor these remarkable individuals,” said Kenjo Ong, CEO of both competitions. “They have more than earned their achievements.”

Under the administration of the International Awards Associate (IAA), both awards are judged by a panel of professionals, who have received accolades in international settings. IAA oversees awards and recognition programs, assembles judging panels, and sets rigorous standards for both competitions.

Grand Jury Panel

The judges for this year’s competitions were as many as 56, from up to 22 countries. These exceptional professionals belong to leading companies in the creative and digital industry from around the world, with some of them belonging to notable groups such as Tiago do Vale Architects, Neil Poulton Industrial Design, Icona Design, ATELIER CENTRAL, Eleven Inc., Cutwater, MUH-TAY-ZIK / HOF-FER, Grayling, Saatchi & Saatchi NY, Coley Porter Bell, ADBRAIN Inc., etc.

All entries are evaluated based on their respective industry’s standards. During blind judging, panelists look at factors such as the quality and effectiveness of concepts utilized, then selecting winners from a deep pool of international submissions.

Participation of International Brands

A large number of entries were also representing familiar international brands and agencies. The dedication to their craft is properly conveyed through the works themselves. Entries which represented brands and agencies such as Pan Pacific Hotels Group, IKEA, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Rolls-Royce, Les Ateliers Louis Moinet, Dell Technologies Education Services, Penghu Tourism Bureau, BMW, World Vision International, The Coca-Cola Company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Tommy Hilfiger, Maybelline New York, Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, W Hotel, Lotus Evija, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Hotel Dubai, Zhangjiagang Marriott Hotel, Player One Trailers, Puma Football, Canon Singapore Pte Ltd, Pingtung County Government Taiwan, and PUREBLINK, rank among the winners for this year’s competition.

“Being crowned a victor in the MUSE Awards is beneficial to one’s career,” Ong said. “With an exceptional panel of judges, paired with rigorous judging processes, only the best can be given a title. With the competition getting fiercer by the year, I am personally very excited for 2021.” 


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