Ten local businesses and organizations were named winners of the first-ever RVA Creativity Awards on Thursday night.
The awards program — organized by C3, the Creative Change Center — recognizes businesses, governments and nonprofit organizations that have the best examples of creativity, originality, imagination and risk-taking. It was held at the Hippodrome Theater.
More than 110 applications were received, and there were 20 finalists.
The RVA Creativity Award winners are:
• Coffitivity: A Richmond-based website that was named among Time magazine’s 50 best websites of 2013. It enables people to stream the ambient sounds of a café to help boost their creativity. (@Coffitivity)
• Light Tape: A product manufactured in Richmond by Electro-LuminX Lighting Corp., Light Tape is a durable electroluminescent light source that can bend around any surface and is adaptable to a wide range of projects. (@LightTape)
• VCU da Vinci Center: An interdisciplinary program at Virginia Commonwealth University that brings art, business and engineering students together to collaborate on projects, the VCU da Vinci Center offers the nation’s first master’s degree in product innovation. (@VCUdaVinci)
• Batter Up: A blog, a social experiment and a movement started by graphic designer Ryn Bruce in 2013 to bake a free cake every week for a cake-worthy person in the area and to encourage people to share stories over homemade food. (@nextbatterup)