I don’t normally mention gongs on D’log. But there’s strong debate on the Creative City Awards, over at Created in Birmingham

“they spent more time and energy bigging up the people who were going to hand out the awards rather than looking at the ‘creative’ talent who were in the room […] after the awards [someone said] “did you notice how all the winners were the companies who had received funding?” “¦. I hadn’t even thought about it, but it made sense. It cost our company about £4,500 to enter the awards, jumping through all the hoops and fulfilling their ‘entering needs’.”