JWT’s Lo Sheung Yan to lead AWARD juding

The AWARD Awards has revealed its judging chairs and revealed new categories focusing on media and PR.

The announcement:

AWARD, Australia’s pre-eminent body representing creatives, is pleased to confirm that JWT’s Lo Sheung Yan, known as Mayan among his peers, will be leading the judging of the 2013 AWARD Awards.

Mayan is currently JWT’s Asia Pacific Creative Council’s Chairman. In the industry since 1996, Mayan has helped JWT collect accolades such as AdFest’s Network Agency of the Year in 2008, Media Spikes and Adfest’s Network Agency of the Year in 2009, as well as securing its first gold Clio and first grand prix at Cannes 2011 during his tenure.

Craig Davis, Chairman of AWARD said: “No one knows more about creativity in Asia than Mayan. He’s shown the world repeatedly how good Asian creativity can be. And, with his deep understanding of the Chinese market, he will be a wonderful contributor to Circus.”

The line-up of the AWARD Chairs tasked with selecting the 2013 AWARD Award winners are: Dave King – M&C Saatchi (Direct Marketing), Michael Ritchie – Revolver (Craft in Film), Dave Bowman – TBWA (Film & Video), Micah Walker – The Monkeys (Print Craft), Philip Andrew–Clemenger BBDO (Print, Poster and Outdoor), Spencer Battista – Cooch Creative (Radio), Iain McDonald- Amnesia (Digital), Julian Melhuish- Churchward Melhuish Designs (Design) and Michelle Hutton- Edelman (Promotion, Experiential, PR&Media) and Lo Sheung Yan- JWT (Innovation and Integrated).

100 of Asia Pacific’s creatives will be tasked with selecting this year’s awards, with the first judging rounds starting on February 4 and running through to March 18.

This year’s awards include two new categories in Media and PR. The first honours creative usage of the medium to evoke consumer activation, the latter honours PR driven integrated campaigns or PR work for community services and charities.

The annual AWARD Awards presentation will take place on March 21 at Sydney’s Town Hall – the closing event of The Communications Council’s festival of Commercial Creativity Circus (March 19-21) Click here to book tickets to the AWARD awards.

Source: Communications Council press release

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