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The Immortal Awards

The Immortal Awards Announces 2019 Shortlist

74 projects make it through to the final round of judging in New York

The Immortal Awards Announces 2019 Shortlist

The shortlist for the Immortal Awards 2019 has been announced today, ahead of the final round of judging in New York on Friday 15th November.

In total, 74 projects from across the world made this year’s shortlist. The 64 highest scoring pieces of work from the first round of judging, plus a further 10 projects that split the jury, will be debated in a final round of discussions at MPC NY.

Entries to this year’s Immortal Awards were up 36%, with the number of entrant companies increasing by 22%. The shortlist contains work from creative companies from 20 different countries. 

Founder of Little Black Book, Matt Cooper comments: “After the success of the inaugural Immortal Awards, we’re thrilled to unveil this year’s shortlist. There was a huge increase in both the number of entries and number of entrant companies. I am absolutely overjoyed that we now get all this amazing work to go through and judge with a wonderful jury. I’m immensely proud that our award is at no extra cost to our members, it really is just about the work. That is something I will always be super proud of, as I believe awards to be important. We can’t wait to see the results at the end of the week!”

Launched last year, The Immortal Awards challenges the way our industry celebrates and benchmarks talent in this business. By making the award free-to-enter for members and limiting each company to a maximum of five entries, work from across the globe has been judged on a level playing field.

This year’s jury is comprised of the most accomplished creative professionals from around the world, blending award winners with leading names in the brand, agency, production and post-production worlds. Immortals trophies are reserved for creative executions that jurors believe will live long in the memory of their audiences and set a benchmark in creativity for future generations. There were just four Immortal winners in the inaugural year, with a further 12 projects receiving Commendations for their excellence.

Awards Director, Paul Monan, says: “Firstly, congratulations to those entries that made it onto the shortlist. The bar was set incredibly high by our first ever jury and that standard has not dropped at all as the jury cut this year’s entries down to the shortlist. It will be another tough task for those in New York to decide which of the shortlisted projects are worthy of Immortal status and we’re really looking forward to debating and deliberating at MPC on Friday.”

Winners will be announced the week of the 25th November. Further information will be published on Little Black Book’s channels in the coming weeks. 

Any company credited on a project on the shortlist can download social media graphics to share on their accounts here.


The Immortal Awards 2019 Shortlist

Brand - Project - Entrant Company - Country

Creative

Adidas - Billie Jean King Your Shoes
TBWA\Chiat\Day NY - USA

Adidas - Recode Running
Anonymous Content - Netherlands & UK

Aguila - Abuse Disclaimers
MullenLowe Latam - Colombia

AIB - Music Box
Rothco part of Accenture Interactive - Ireland

Amazon - Not Everything Makes The Cut
Lucky Generals - USA

Andrex - Changing The Story With Every Roll
Wunderman Thompson UK & Jelly London - UK

Apple - Bounce
Pulse Films - USA

ASOS - My Style is Never Done
Company 3 - UK

Audi - A Pleasure To Follow
Rogue Films - UK

Berger Paints - Truck Art Childfinder
Impact BBDO / BBDO Pakistan - Pakistan

Burger King - Birthday Clowns
LOLA MullenLowe - Spain

Burger King - The Whopper Detour
FCB New York - USA

Cheerios - Right On Tracks
72andSunny NY & Nexus Studios - USA

Dick's Sporting Goods - To Whom It May Concern
Superprime Films - USA

Diesel - Be a Follower
Publicis Italy - Italy

easyjet - Imagine
VCCP - UK

Erste Group - First Christmas
Passion Animation Studios & Mcasso - Austria

Everyman Cinemas x Apple Music - Music Makes You Feel Film
Factory Studios - UK

Gazeta.pl - The Last Ever Issue
VMLY&R & Wavemaker - Poland

Gillette - We Believe
Moving Picture Company - USA

ICRC - The Waiting
Stoked - Lebanon

IKEA - Finally Your Own Space
CZAR Amsterdam - Netherlands

ITV - Dancing on Ice 2019
ITV Creative - UK

ITV - ITV Creates
ITV Creative - UK

John Lewis & Partners - The Boy and The Piano
adam&eveDDB, Academy Films, MPC London, Factory Studios, The Assembly Rooms & Cinelab London - UK

John Lewis & Waitrose - Bohemian Rhapsody
adam&eveDDB, Leland Music & Cinelab London - UK

KFC - AFC-ZFC
Mother London - UK

Libresse - Viva La Vulva
AMV BBDO, Somesuch, Soundtree, Trim Editing & Zenith - UK

March For Our Lives - Generation Lockdown
McCann New York & Hungry Man - USA

March For Our Lives - The Most Vicious Cycle
McCann New York & Mill NY - USA

MedMen - The New Normal
Mekanism & Final Cut LA - USA

Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold - Call From Nature
Electric Theatre Collective LA - USA

Microsoft - Changing The Game
McCann New York & Hungry Man - USA

Netflix - Narcos The Censor's Cut
J. Walter Thompson Bangkok - Thailand

Netflix - The Great Hack Trailer
BMG Production Music - UK

NFL - The 100-Year Game
72andSunny Los Angeles - USA

Nike - Dream Crazier
Somesuch - USA

Nike - Dream Crazy
Music Sales Creative - USA

Nike - Joyride
Caviar - USA

Nike - Just Do It: Caster Semenya
Park Pictures - Netherlands

Nike - Stop at Nothing
STITCH London & Time Based Arts - Italy

Red Cross - Detras
Cheil Worldwide Spain - Spain

Reebok - Storm the Court
Venables Bell + Partners & PRETTYBIRD - USA

Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance - Firevase
Cheil Worldwide - South Korea

Skittles - Broadway the Rainbow
DDB North America & Smuggler - USA

Smart Car - Bigger Than Small
Glassworks Amsterdam - Netherlands

Spark - Generation Voice
ARC EDIT - New Zealand

Supercuts - Don't Take Your Hair For Granted
TBWA\Chiat\Day LA - USA

Taylors of Harrogate - Why Didn't They Think Of Them Before?
Goldstein - UK

The New York Times - Truth Is Worth It
Droga5 New York, Final Cut NY & Wave Studios- USA

Three - Bounce
Boys+Girls - Ireland

Three - Phones Are Good
Wieden+Kennedy London, Time Based Arts, Cut+Run & 750mph - UK

Verizon - The Team That Wouldn't Be Here
McCann New York - USA

Volkswagen - Hello Light
Somesuch & Cinelab London - USA

Walmart - Famous Cars
Publicis New York - USA

Wendy's - Keeping Fortnite Fresh
VMLY&R North America - USA


Music Video 

Fka Twigs - Cellophane
Planb DOP Agency - UK

Lil Nas X - 'Old Town Road' (ft. Billy Ray Cyrus)
Electric Theatre Collective LA - USA

Wiley, Stefflon Don & Sean Paul ft. Idris Elba - Boasty
Caviar - UK


Health & Pharma

Alzheimer's Society - My Carer
McCann Europe - UK

Wavio - See Sound
Area 23, An FCB Health Network Company - USA


Insight

Black & Abroad - Go Back To Africa
FCB/SIX - Canada

Dot Incorporation - Dot Translate. The First Braille Translator Based on AI.
SERVICEPLAN  - Germany & South Korea


Social Good

Donate Life California - Second Chances
Casanova//McCann - USA

Huawei - StorySign
FCB Inferno, DOG EAT DOG & Mcasso - UK

K's Galleries - Eva Stories
Leo Burnett Israel - Israel

Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence - The Gun Violence History Book
FCB Chicago - USA

Monica Lewinsky - #DefyTheName
BBDO New York - USA

National Center of Missing and Exploited Children - Runaway Train 25
M/H  VCCP - USA

Street Grace - Stop Traffick
BBDO Atlanta - USA

Urgence Homophobie - #TheirStoryMyStory
FF - France

United Nations Development Programme - The Lion's Share
FINCH - Australia

United Way - #UNIGNORABLE
Taxi Canada, Toronto - Canada

Volvo - The E.V.A Initiative
Forsman & Bodenfors & Goodbye Kansas Studios - Sweden



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