2017 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: BILL STRICKLAND


2017 CREATORS OF THE YEAR


2017 TOP TENS: THE BEST OF THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

TOP 10 CREATIVE ARTS
 PROJECTS OF THE YEAR

LUXE Creative/  Thrival Innovation + Music Festival 2015, Lighting Design

Pyrotecnico   /  The Weeknd...The Madness Tour, Custom Flame Effects

Schell Games/  I Expect You To Die, Virtual Reality Puzzle Game

Youth Express   / 24/7 Internet Radio Station by Pittsburgh Area Youth

Shift Collaborative / Busker Street Union: Creative Placemaking Program

Lightwave International  /  Lixel Laser RGB, Innovative Special Effects Laser

MazeToons/  Nationally-syndicated Newspaper Feature from Creators Syndicate

Alchemedium/ Tofu Tail Narrative Puzzle Game

Net Health/  Halloween Mash Up

IDXDNAPPS  Films/  NAKAMA

 

TOP 10 ENTERTAINMENT + MEDIA PROJECTS OF THE YEAR

Open Arc / Kindworks, Mobile Application for Daily Acts of Kindness

United Way + Summa/ U-PLEDGE for Good Digital Pledge Platform

Innovative Wellness Solutions / iwellness Platform

Nectr/  Proximity Marketing Software Platform

UpContent/  Active Content Discovery Platform

e.e. books/  Changing the Publishing Landscape

Boss Controls + c-leveled/ Atmospheres, Virtual Building Automation System

PA e-mentoring /  Certified Safe in PA, Career Mentoring Platform

InspirAVE / The Internet of Savings, Consumer Savings Platform

VRP Sciences + Savvior/  The Leucine Factor Diet App

TOP 10 COMMUNICATIONS PROJECTS OF THE YEAR

Lori Hepner/   Excursionary Auras, in Situ

Eric Singer/  Singerbots, Lido Night Club Orchestrion, Paris, France

Christine Bethea/  Geek Art/Green Innovator’s Festival 2016

Jennie Dorris/  Musical Storytelling, Music + Community Collaborations + Young People

Vince Ventura/  12 Peers Theater, Modern Myths Podcast

Edith Abeyta/ Office of Public Art Artist, Public Realm Residency Program at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Hazelwood, Arts Excursions Unlimited

Jeffrey Jarzynka/  “Presented By”  Pop-Up Art Exhibition Series

Ashley Andrews/  Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, Project Sponsorships

Jeremy Waldrup/  Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Market Square Public Art Program

Dakotah Konicek/  Human Hybrid Habitation System Oxygen Regeneration Unit

 

TOP 10 GAMING + EDUCATION PROJECTS OF THE YEAR

MAYA DESIGN/  OREO Direct-to-Consumer Custom Packaging Platform

The Warhol Museum + MARC USA / Michael Chow Interactive Projection

Good Intent Cider + 3twenty9 Design/  Website Design

Scotts Miracle-Gro + Tier1 Performance Solutions /  Online Product Knowledge Curriculum

RendrFX  / Online Video Maker for Creatives

Restorical + Torchlite /  Community Elf: The Outspoken Historical Insurance Discovery Firm

#1 Cochran + ity Advertising/  Clearly Better Car BuyingTV

WorkBook Software /  Project Management Platform for the Creative Industries

ThoughtForm Design/  Harnessing the Power of Clarity Program

Simcoach Games/  Skill Arcade, Mobile Microgame Training for the Workforce

 

 

TOP 10 DESIGN + MAKER PROJECTS OF THE YEAR

WUDN / Creating Quality Wooden Products

Trusst Lingerie / Reengineering the Bra

GE Center for Additive Technology Advancement  /  3D Printed Light Fixture

Xogo: Fully Customizable Adapter that Connects People With Disabilities to All Technology

Kerfcase / Luxury Wooden Device Cases by Ben Saks

Shtrands / Personalized Hair Care Regimens

RE2 Robotics / Human-like Highly Dexterous Manipulation System

FreshTemp/  Bluetooth Thermometers

Angler Labs/  Fitbit, but for Fishing

Choitek/ Human-size Robot for Hobbyists, Artists, Educators and Researchers

 

TOP 10 SOFTWARE, DATA + PLATFORMS PROJECTS OF THE YEAR

Game of Drones/  Empowering Students through Making and Exploration

ASSEMBLE + Ashley Cecil/  Girls Maker Night, Community Ecology Pattern Project

Winchester Thurston / Maker Movement STEM Education Program

CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center/  Injustice, Virtual Reality Experience on Racial Police Brutality Awareness

CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center/  Decisions that Matter, Interactive Graphic Novel on Sexual Assault Education

SWPA BotsIQ + Catalyst Connection/  Full STEAM Ahead: Students Exploring the New Manufacturing

Duquesne University + Simcoach Games/ CITYHACKS, STEM Literacy for Young Readers

CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center   /  Imago, Virtual Reality Film

CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center/  VR Rehearsal App for Public Speaking

City of Play/  Games and Engagement Activities in Pittsburgh