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D&AD 2017 Opens for Entries, Unveils Global Jury Presidents

Two new award categories introduced as the festival returns from 24th to 26th of April 2018

D&AD 2017 Opens for Entries, Unveils Global Jury Presidents

The 56th Annual D&AD Awards are now open for entry, with two brand new categories announced to celebrate the very best work in an ever-evolving creative landscape. 

The 2018 Awards continue to support D&AD’s 56 year long purpose of stimulating, celebrating and enabling creative excellence in design and advertising, in the firm belief that great work always creates better outcomes. And as a not-for-profit organisation D&AD put all its surpluses back into the industry it serves, helping new talent prosper and campaigning for a fairer, more diverse, more sustainable industry. The Jury Presidents capture this spirit and represent a true gender-balanced split. 

This year, two new Award categories will be launched for entries. The first being Collaborative, which will award continued creative executions achieved from a long-standing relationship between an agency and a client. The second new category is Experiential, which will highlight the importance of brilliant all encompassing brand experience and activation. The category will recognise work that succeeds in demonstrating the interaction between consumers and brands through experience-led activations. 

Tim Lindsay, D&AD CEO, said, “In a media environment that encourages the short-term and tactical it's never been more important to stand up for craft and creativity. Why? Because the good creates better outcomes than the bad - commercially, socially, sustainably, culturally and politically. D&AD's role in this is stimulation, not congratulation. There's too much backslapping when what is needed is a focus on and enablement of creative excellence in advertising and design. We are engaged in a war against mediocrity and you are an important ally. Get involved!”

Donal Keenan, D&AD Awards Director, adds, “Last year, we were proud to achieve a 50/50 gender split across our global Jury Presidents for the first time. This year we have actually surpassed that with over 50% of our Jury Presidents identifying as female. At D&AD, we strive to ensure we have a true gender-balanced representation across every category and judging panel, it's important to achieve a true diversity of voices in the room to identify the best creative work of the year.”  

The Awards ceremony will be held on 26 April 2018 during D&AD Festival, which returns from 24th-26th April 2018 at The Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch. As ever, all awarded work will appear in the D&AD Annual, released in the autumn, which is available to purchase exclusively through D&AD. Winning work will also be on display in an exhibition at the heart of D&AD Festival in addition to a packed three-day programme of talks, debates, briefs, hacks, workshops and parties, culminating in the 56th annual D&AD Awards. 

The full list of jury presidents is as follows:

 

JUDGE NAME

TITLE

COMPANY

 

JURY

COUNTRY

 

Gilles Fichteberg

Co-Founder

Rosapark

 

Art Direction

France

 

Sheri Gee

Art Director

The Folio Society

 

Book Design

UK

Branded Content & Entertainment

David Lubars

Chairman/Chief Creative Officer

BBDO

 

 

 

USA

Branding

Katja Thielen

Co Founder & Creative Director

Together Design

 

 

UK

 

Jureeporn Thaidumrong

CCO

GREYnJ

 

Crafts for Advertising

 

 

Thailand

 

Theseus Chan

Designer

Work

 

Crafts for Design

Singapore

Creativity for Good

Judy John

 

Leo Burnett

 

CEO Canada & Chief Creative Officer North America

 

 

Canada

Digital Design

Tea Uglow

Creative Director

Google Creative Lab

 

Australia

Digital Marketing

Jaime Robinson

Co founder - COO

Joan

 

 

USA

 

Alex Schill

CCO

Serviceplan

 

Direct

Germany

 

Bruce Henderson

CCO

Jack Morton

 

Experiential

USA

Film Advertising

Jeff Goodby

Founder Chairman

Goodby Silverstein & Partners

 

USA

 

Alice Tonge

 

4Creative

 

Film Advertising Crafts

Head of Creative & Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK

Graphic Design

Vanessa Eckstein

Founder & Creative Director

Blok Design

 

 

Canada

Integrated

Kate Stanners

Global CCO

Saatchi & Saatchi

 

 

UK

 

Marissa Bourke

Editor at Large

Harper's Bazaar UK

 

Magazine & Newspaper Design

 

 

UK

Media

Anita Nayyar

CEO, India & SE Asia

Havas Media

 

 

India

Music Videos

Joceline Gabriel

Directors Rep

Freelance

 

 

UK

 

Anselmo Ramos

Founder/CCO

David Miami

 

Outdoor Advertising

USA/Brazil

Packaging Design

Eduardo del Fraile

Founder and CD

Eduardo del Fraile Studio

 

Spain

PR

Jo Carr

Managing Partner

Hope&Glory

 

 

UK

Press Advertising

Melvin Mangada

CCO & Managing Partner

TBWA Santiago Mangada Puno

 

 

Philippines

Product Design

 

Director and Founder

LAYER

 

Benjamin Hubert

UK

 

Fadi Yaish

ECD

ImpactBBDO

 

Radio & Audio

UAE

Spatial Design

Michael Keller

Vice President &

KMS Blackspace

 

Executive Creative Director

 

 

Germany

 

Chaka Sobhani

CCO

Leo Burnett

 

Writing for Advertising

 

 

UK

 

Fiona Thompson

Writer

Wordspring

 

Writing for Design

UK


Photo credit: Patrice de Villiers, D&AD Black Pencil winner