Getty Images announces the winners of 2012 Mishmash remix challenge

“Beautifully modulated, intimate and simple” – R/GA, Chief Creative Officer, Nick Law on winning Mishmash video

Singapore – 22 March, 2012: Getty Images has today announced the winners of its annual Mishmash music/video/ remix competition. The competition, which launched in January, received 300 entries from around the world, with winners being divided between three regions: Asia Pacific , EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and the Americas, with one global overall winner also selected.

Jason Harper’s entry, In This Shop, which explores the place of a local business in modern day American society  and is set to a poem by Mark Anthony Thomas, was awarded the Global Grand Prix title, which chairman of the jury and R/GA, Chief Creative Officer, Nick Law described as “beautifully modulated, intimate and simple.” 

Other winners include:

Global Grand Prix and Americas:             
Jason Harper from the US for In This Shop

Marcia Hawira from New Zealand for Natalia

Blake Dixon from the United Kingdom for The Newton N. Minow Experience

Public vote prize:                                           
Bartolome Barrero from Spain for Mother Nature whose work received 3350 votes from the public.  

In addition, a local prize was awarded to Singapore-based freelance editor Christie Madley for the best entry received in South-East Asia & Hong Kong. Madley’s video art, entitled  Lilac Chaser, is a unique remix of experimental movement that creates a hallucinatory sensation.

Jury member and Leading Bollywood film producer Aashish Singh from Yash Raj Films, described Madley’s submission as “so colourful and meaningful”, while Toshiya Kono, Creative Director of Hakuhodo DY Media Partners Japan, commented that Madley’s remix “very unique, very original”.

Each of the winning entries cleverly blurred the lines between imagery and video to create works which both impressed and challenged the judges with their creativity, story-telling techniques, slick editing and innovative subject matter. 

Andrew Saunders, Senior Vice President, Creative Content, Getty Images said:  “Once again we have had an overwhelmingly positive response to Mishmash, which never fails to produce work that both inspires and surprises us. The high calibre of films really showcases our creative and engaging content and we feel that the shortlisted entries demonstrate the evolution of video and media as a growing and highly engaging communication platform. A huge congratulations to all of our winners.”

Getty Images received over 300 submissions from creatives in over 50 countries.

New for 2012, Mishmash entrants could choose to enter one of three categories: short story, music video or video art. Each film, which needed to be between one and three minutes long, was created using Getty Images video, music and imagery content.

The competition, which ran for two months, was judged by 29 of the world’s leading music, technology and film production professionals and was chaired by R/GA’s, Global Chief Creative Officer, Nick Law. Other judges included:

For more information on the Mishmash competition, or to view the award-winning entries, visit 

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