Novel calendar takes top prize at Fresh Awards

Manchester design agency The Chase has scooped the top prize in a competition rewarding UK creativity outside of London.

Chase calendar...won the Big F prize
Chase calendar...won the Big F prize

The agency took the Big F trophy at the Fresh Awards, with its Chase 2008 calendar, and also took gold awards in the print design and self promotion categories.

The calendar features 12 designs, which all incorporate the string from which it hangs (see picture below).

The awards were announced on Thursday evening at the Imperial War Museum on Salford Quays in Manchester, with 350 guests in attendance.

Other major successes were enjoyed by Manchester's Love Creative, which collected 14 different awards, the Bristol-based Bray Leino, which took home 11 trophies, and Leicester's Big Communications, which scooped ten awards.

Paula Kelsey, the Fresh director, said: "With increasing categories and, as a result, entry levels rising steadily each year, the number of awards is also on the up."

The Chase calendar 2008

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