CQL Takes Three Wins Home for the First Season of 2023 Vega Digital Awards

CQL Wins 3 Vega Digital Awards

[Grand Rapids, MI.] The 2023 Vega Digital Awards has concluded its first competitive season of the year and has since announced its list of official winners, honoring digital media excellence the world throughout. Over 1100 submissions were submitted from 22 countries into the multitude of categories available in the competition, demonstrating the awards’ influence gained from honoring excellence through the years.

For 2023, CQL received three Vega Digital Awards: a Platinum Award in “Website & Mobile Sites: Fashion” for their work on Brighton, a Gold Award in “Website & Mobile Sites: Best User Experience” and a Silver Award in “Website & Mobile Sites: Interior & Home Decor” for their work on Lighting New York.

“CQL is honored to be recognized with international accolades from Vega Digital Awards and rank among the top digital content creators in the world. This achievement is a testament to CQL’s commitment to clients, our ability to deliver best-of-breed experience design to top industry brands, and our proven success throughout 28 years of digital growth and innovation. I’m extremely proud of our team,” states Mark Lardieri, CEO of CQL.

The Vega Digital Awards is organized and hosted by the International Awards Associate in order to honor digital content creators, who pioneer new horizons in an ever-changing landscape. “The industry has undergone rapid changes over the years and it brings us joy to see people thriving in spite of it, as evidenced by the entries we had received,” Thomas Brandt, IAA’s spokesperson said. “Congratulations to the winners and thank you for pushing the boundaries of possibilities with your works.”

IAA helps ensure impartiality by incorporating a jury system. The jury was made up of industry professionals whose works demonstrate excellence. Combined with a set of strict assessment criteria, the competition was able to ensure victory went to those who were deserving.

Grand Jury Panel

Numerous professionals were onboarded as jurors to judge the submitted entries this season. These individuals are respectable industry leaders within their own disciplines and belong to leading digital enterprises, such as Managing Partner at Driving Growth – Robert Mitchell, Associate Creative Director of ANOMALY – Joaquin Lynch Garay, Chief Creative Officer / Founder of Birger Linke Design – Birger Linke, Founder of AdvAge Advertising & NFT Cube Agency – Maria Afroditi Patsi, Creative at Mother New York – Kushal Birari, CEO of design with FRANK – Chloe Fan, Creative at Snap Inc. – Yeon Sang Yoon, Chairman at Asia MarTech Society – Ken Ip, Creative Producer at Mondlicht Studios – Zhanna, Chief Experience Officer at Key Medium – Ali Jaffar, and many more.

Each entry was examined using relevant industry standards to ensure they were up to standards. On top of that, the competition exercised blind judging, where jurors looked at each entry in a vacuum and made a value judgement entirely on its own merits.

Participation of International Brands

The Vega Digital Awards continue to gain traction with each passing year, leading to known entities populating its list of entrants. Direct submissions from companies such as Rodeo FX, Player One Trailers, Crystal Dynamics, Infernozilla, Pico Art International Pte Ltd, We Are Social, C-4 Analytics LLC, AARP, Pan Am Museum Foundation, BORN Group, Forum One, Groove Jones, Alkemy X, and State Farm Insurance Company can be seen.

There were also submissions made by entrants who produced works for famous companies, such as Cartier, ESPN, Tencent Mobile (Level Infinite), Sony LIV, VOID Interactive, JM Lexus, Target, Lenzing Group, Yahoo TV, Hulu, Electronic Arts Inc., EA Sports FIFA, Henkel, Discovery Channel, Grammarly, The Mecum Auction Company, HP Inc., and Acer.

“It’s evident to us that this season’s winners will be defining and reshaping the industry going forward,” Thomas remarked. “It is our privilege to honor these individuals who are expanding digital horizons every single day. As they continue to push the limits on what’s possible, we acknowledge and honor these leaders of the digital age.”

About CQL

CQL is a digital commerce agency with a 28 year history of creating commerce experiences and solutions for inspiring brands and people who love them. CQL’s unparalleled technical expertise and experience design coupled with industry leading eCommerce platforms, has helped retailers and manufacturers drive record on-line revenue, build new channels, and envision world-changing ideas. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our clients include PetSmart, e.l.f. Cosmetics, Wolverine Worldwide, Paula’s Choice, Coldwater Creek, Brighton, Bauer, Stride Rite, Escalade Sports, Footwear Unlimited, Haworth, and more. For more information, call 616-365-1000, or visit CQLCorp.com.