Over 250 entries, 19 finalists including 4 Highly Commended ideas were selected for their innovative thinking, and our very own Macworld Australia Editor-In-Chief, Dave Bullard, after much deliberation, decided that Copywriter Christie Meehan & Art Director Ben Lees from Publicis Mojo in Brisbane were the winners.
The top entries for Make Me Appy 2012 were:
1. Christie Meehan & Ben Lees - Publicis Mojo, Brisbane
2 Tiia Metzke - Graphic Designer, Sydney
3. Jon Pickersgill & Sarah Chernitsov – Sapient Nitro, Brisbane
4. Anna McGregor – Graphic Designer, Sydney
5. Michele Edwards, Pulse Marketing, Sydney
Meehan and Lees will receive $20,000 of free App development and design services by Cutting Edge Digital.
Their winning idea is an interactive game that will create fun and inspiring pieces of artwork with the input of the ‘artist’. It will also feature a gallery, along with sharing and voting functionality.
“I chose the winning app because I felt it was a game that would appeal to all ages. For those of us who used to watch TV in the 60′s and 70′s, this app brings back some fond and fun memories, and I think it will be a big hit with younger generations too. This is definitely a game the whole family can enjoy!” said Bullard.
Meehan and Lees said that they were surprised but over the moon about winning.
“It’s a fantastic competition, and we’re really happy to see Cutting Edge running it, because so many of us have these ideas all the time, but no way to do anything about it,” they said.
“We were completely surprised at winning. It was a simple idea from our childhood, and a game that we play today. We’re incredibly grateful to Cutting Edge and would like to thank the judge!”
Nic Harman, Marketing Director Cutting Edge, confirmed that the standard was extremely high.
“There was so much great thinking, it really excites us how much effort people put into this competition, I’d like to say congratulations to not only the winners, but to all of those that entered. There were so many ideas that could have won. The finalists especially should be proud of their efforts,” said Harman.
Macworld Australia team would also like to Congratulate Christie and Ben!