D&AD announces jurors for the 55th Annual Professional Awards

D&AD has revealed their jurors from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand, amongst them are industry figures.


The announcement:

How Does Judging Work? A Short Film by D&AD

D&AD reveals juries for 55th Annual Professional Awards

“Given that we operate at a really high standard, the judging criteria are simple. There are three of them: Is it a brilliant idea? Has it been beautifully executed? Is it relevant to its context?”

– Tim Lindsay, CEO, D&AD

The D&AD Professional Awards are judged, entered and celebrated by the very best advertising and design creatives around the world. Their judges are passionate, disruptive and critical – they live and breathe creativity. The integrity of the D&AD judging process is legendary, so D&AD have created a short film to illustrate the process that the judges go through each year. Filmed during the inaugural 2016 D&AD Festival, they talked to some of the world’s most celebrated creatives about the almost impossible task of choosing the best of the best. The film features D&AD CEO Tim Lindsay as well as some of the biggest names in design and advertising, demystifying what goes on behind the closed doors of the judging room.

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/pPX4TwIBt4M

The Jurors continue to be announced

In addition to the Jury Presidents, D&AD are continuing to sign up their international roster of judges for the 2017 Professional Awards. In keeping with tradition, the D&AD Awards will be judged by some of the international creative communities’ highest profile members. They include:

  • Atia Cader, Creative Director, Paper Stone Scissors, Australia
  • Ben Miles, Creative Director, Interbrand Australia, Australia
  • Bronwyn van der Merwe, Head Of Design & User Experience, Fjord, Australia
  • Damon Stapleton, Chief Creative Officer, DDB New Zealand, New Zealand
  • David Nobay, Creative Chairman, Marcel Sydney, Australia
  • Gary Steele, Executive Creative Director, TBWA/Singapore, Singapore
  • Hanyi Lee, Chief Creative Officer, The Secret Little Agency, Singapore
  • Jason Little, Creative Director, Founder, For the People, Australia
  • Joji Jacob, Group Executive Creative Director, DDB Singapore, Singapore
  • Pete Baker, Director, The Glue Society, Australia
  • Scott Nowell, Co-Founder, Executive Creative Director, The Monkeys, Australia
  • Steve Back, Creative Partner, JOY, Australia
  • Steve Rogers, Director, Owner, Revolver, Australia
  • Suthisak Sucharittanonta, Chairman, BBDO Bangkok, Thailand
  • Tom Paine, Creative Director, Y&R NZ, New Zealand
  • Tony Parker, Professor of Industrial Design, Massey University – Auckland School of Design, New Zealand
  • Vince Lagana, Executive Creative Director, Leo Burnett Sydney, Australia

A full list of Jury Presidents and Judges can be found here.

Source: D&AD press release


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