I'm officially a 2017 Muse Creative Awards winner! Recipient of the Rose Gold Award in the Photography category, a focus on 'Fine Art,' my eponymous digital art series made its way to the top! My winning entry contained five images, all of which are part of my series 'The Girl Mirage.' The featured image 'Muse of the Mountains' is available in my Society6 Shop. (Yes, I'm starting a shop, too!)
Muse Creative Awards are international advertising awards, a competition for creative professionals who possess the unique ability to inspire with a concept, idea or design. Winners range in levels Platinum, Gold, and Rose Gold.
Rose gold has become one of my favorite colors, so I'm pretty happy with the results, haha. It's so exciting to be recognized by advertising awards, as that's the direction in which I'd like to move in my future career.
I sort of stumbled upon these competition results. In doing some further digital marketing research into my own brand 'The Girl Mirage,' I used a free SEO tool by Moz to see which websites are linking to my website, also called 'backlinking.' I noticed a series of links from Muse Creative Awards, and I wondered why; I had entered this advertising and design competition in early 2017, and hadn't heard from them since.
Curious, I clicked the links and, lo - I had my own winner's page. I won! I don't know what I did with the initial notification email, but I was sent a new one complete with a form so I can get my official certificate!
This really gives me further drive to continue creating new work in this style - my style. It's relaxing to create new work, too, as compared to the marketing aspect of things. You can be sure that new series will come in the new year.