The Monkeys was the big victor of the Creative Hotshop Awards, winning Advertising Agency of the Year and Idea of the Year for 'The Ship Song Project'.
The Monkeys took out the Advertising category with its work for Ikea, The Sydney Opera House and Ice Break singled out as standouts. New Zealand agency Special Group and Leo Burnett Sydney were finalists.
The Monkeys also won Idea of the Year with its ambitious project 'The Ship Song Project' for The Sydney Opera House, beating out the agency's 'Ice Break', Leo Burnett Sydney's 'Watermark' and BMF's 'Investorville'.
In the digital realm, The White Agency was crowned the winner of the Digital/Online category. Finalists were Iloura, Design Royale, Soap Creative, Deepend and Visual Jazz.
BMF won the In-House category while Leo Burnett Sydney, Noise International and Pool were finalists.
Other winners include Resolution Design for Animation, FSM for Broadcast Design, Eskimo for Graphic Design, Daron Parton for Illustration, Adam Taylor for Photographer of the Year, Song Zu for Sound and Music, Heckler in Post Production, Revolver in Production while Curious Film's Stephen Kang was named Young Achiever of the Year.
Australian Creative editor, Sonia Caeiro, said: “It was a fantastic array of work and the results a triumph for the independents. The quality of creative across the board was very high and in most categories the winners were immediately clear.
“Australian Creative heartily congratulates all winners and finalists and we are looking forward to the celebrations.”
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