BSME Talent Awards 2021 certificate

Dezeen Studio named best video team at BSME Talent Awards 2021

Dezeen's in-house video studio Dezeen Studio has been named best video team at this year's BSME Talent Awards.

Dezeen Studio beat video teams from seven other UK media brands to win the award, including publisher Hearst and magazines Which? and Glamour UK.

"A very worthwhile winner," the judges said of Dezeen Studio's win, which was announced at a virtual ceremony on 2 July. "Aesthetically really striking with impressive impact."

Organised by the British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME), the BSME Talent Awards aims to celebrate the editorial and digital teams that contribute to a magazine's success.

Award recognises "expertly produced and edited video"

The category for best video team, which was introduced this year, recognises teams that have created "expertly produced and edited video to support their brands 360 offering", the organisers said.

Dezeen Studio was recognised for its crucial role in helping Dezeen to pivot its business model and editorial offering in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic last year.

The team was instrumental to the success of Virtual Design Festival (VDF), the world's first virtual design festival, producing live talks and videos that were watched over 2 million times.

Dezeen Studio also produced a series of virtual events for Dezeen Awards last year when the physical ceremony could not take place due to the pandemic.

The team also delivered a number of prestigious branded content partnerships including our Out of the Box design competition with Samsung, Rado Design Week with Swiss watch brand Rado and Design for Life with French software company Dassault Systèmes.

Latest award win for Dezeen

The award follows Dezeen's success last year at the BSME Awards, a sister awards programme that celebrates the work of magazine editors. Dezeen's founder and editor in chief Marcus Fairs took home prizes in the Specialist Editor of the Year and Independent Editor of the Year categories.

Earlier this year, Dezeen won the 2020 Webby People's Voice Award for our Out of the Box competition with Samsung, which received over 1,500 applicants from across 80 different countries.