01.05.14  by Burnkit Studio

We’re proud to announce that Burnkit has received the 2013 Lotus Award for NoHomophobes.com, a site we built in conjunction with the University of Alberta and Calder Bateman Communications in Edmonton. The site is simple, hard-hitting and devoted to shedding light on the casual usage of homophobic language, as exhibited through a real-time Twitter feed. The site received over 500,000 unique visitors in the first month alone. It was featured in The Atlantic, Esquire, The Economist, Huffington Post, The Guardian and many more.

Founded in 1989, the annual Lotus Awards is a competitive design and advertising awards show that celebrates creative excellence in British Columbia. It is meant to recognize outstanding creative work of individuals, companies and agencies in BC. In addition to the Lotus Award, the project also garnered 2 golds at the Advertising & Design Club of Canada and two awards at One Show New York.

View the work here.