AWARD announces 110 strong jury to judge the 38th AWARD Awards held Friday, May 26, Sydney

58b79ad8e236a (1).jpgThe Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association (AWARD) has today announced the full line up of jurors for the 38th AWARD Awards - an annual celebration of the most outstanding creative communications work in the Asia-Pacific region.

A total of 110 creatives will be tasked with selecting the 38th AWARD Award winners, with the first round of judging kicking off on 16 March 2017.

This year's jury chairs include:

David Park, Owner, - Maud
Brett Colliver, CD - DDB
Mike Spirkovski, CCO - Saatchi & Saatchi
Shane Bradnick, ECD - DDB
Darren Spiller, CCO - Host
Sinead Roarty, ACD - J. Walter Thompson
Justin Drape, CCO - The Monkeys
Ben Keenan, Principal - Thought Police
Alex Derwin, CD - BMF
Ben Welsh, CCO - DDB
Ben Coulson, CCO - Clemenger BBDO
Says Wilf Sweetland, chairman of AWARD: "Running for 38 years, the AWARD Awards has become a huge annual celebration and a respected benchmark for creative excellence in our region. Each year, we rely on the support of our industry's top talent to help identify and set those standards, and as anyone who has judged in the AWARD Awards before will understand, it is no quick and easy task - we delivered a total of 269 pencils last year alone. I would therefore like to thank our impressive list of judges in advance, for what will be a rigorous few weeks ahead."  

The annual AWARD Awards presentation will take place on Friday 26th May 2017 at CarriageWorks as part of the three-day Semi-Permanent festival of creativity and design.

View the complete list of judges here.


. said:

Two jury heads from NZ, and, they are both from the same agency? WTAF?

@.said said:

i guess that rules out the beer sand idea from colenso

Bias? said:

11 girls and only one women?????!!!!

Straya said:

Three Bens but only one woman? I guess gender balance was a 2016 thing.

Bring on the self righteous. said:

How dare they only have the brightest brains in Aussie adland on the jury!

We need more bloodletting - bring some non-white males, non-white females and other people who might not be very good but will make it appear that the jury is more balanced.

Bring on the chauvinist pig said:

@Bring on the self righteous You are everything wrong with the industry today. Go back to the 80's where you belong.

The 80s said:

What's wrong with the industry is people being forwarded based on personality, drive, sex or creed regardless of talent.

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