D&AD unveils awards judging line-up with Jonathan Kneebone to head film advertising jury



The Glue Society’s Jonathan Kneebone is set to lead the Film Advertising Crafts jury at D&AD Awards judging next year, with ten other Australian judges also set to take part in the process for the creative advertising awards.

Kneebone joins the likes of Rei Inamoto, chief creative officer at AKQA, Eric Kallman, ECD at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and PJ Pereira, chief creative officer at Pereira & O’Dell in leading panels at this year’s judging.

The Australian representatives on juries include Clemenger BBDO Melbourne ECD Ant Keogh, Finch founder Rob Galluzzo, Droga5 ECD Steve Coll, Ben Welsh ECD at M&C Saatchi and Justin Drape co-founder of The Monkeys.For the first time the awards, based in the UK, Branded Film Content & Entertainment will be included amongst the 25 categories, with several new sub categories also added to various awards.

Last year Australia won 37 awards including a Black Pencil for Innovation in Digital Design for Finch/Havas Worldwide’s ‘The Most Powerful Arm’.

Tim Lindsay, Chief Executive at D&AD, commented, “The role of creativity and the value of design in our society has never been greater. Whether as vehicle for social change, enriching quality of life or finding the means to do well by doing good, we’ve seen some truly impressive innovation from across the advertising and design industries in recent years as boundaries are pushed and limits tested.

“After a remarkable 2014, we’re all looking forward to seeing what 2015 brings in the field of creative excellence.”

Work released between January 1 2014 and February 28 2015 which has not been entered before is eligible for the awards, while an earlybird discount of 10 per cent applies to work submitted before November 20.

Australian representatives:

• JURY FOREMAN: Jonathan Kneebone, Co-Creative Director at The Glue Society (Film Advertising Crafts)

• Ant Keogh, Executive Creative Director at Clemenger BBDO Melbourne (Integrated & Innovative Media)

• Rob Galluzzo, Executive Producer at Finch Company (Film Advertising Crafts)

• Steve Coll, Executive Creative Director at Droga5 Australia (Digital Marketing)

• Nicole Hetherington, Art Director at Havas WW Sydney (Crafts for Advertising)

• BenCoulson, Chief Creative Officer at George Patterson (GPY&R) Young and Rubicam Melbourne (Film Advertising)

• Ben Welsh, Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi Sydney (Press Advertising)

• Justin Drape, Co-founder / Executive Creative Director at The Monkeys (Branded Film Content & Entertainment)

• Kevin Finn, Creative/Director at TheSumOf (Graphic Design)

• Lenna Boland, Senior Copywriter at Ogilvy & Mather (Writing for Advertising)

• Michaela Webb, Design Director at Round (Branding)

New Zealand representatives:

• Brigid Alkema, Creativer Director at Clemenger BBDO New Zealand (Integrated & Innovative Media)

• Dan Wright, Digital Creative Director at Colenso BBDO (Digital Marketing)

• Matt Noonan, Managing Director at Curious Film Ltd (Branded Film Content & Entertainment)

A full list of judges can be found here.


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