Five teams from Media Design School make the cut at the shortlist stage of AdStars Festival 2017

3 (1).jpgAfter sifting through 4,000 thousand entries worldwide, 210 judges from 62 countries have voted - and the non-professional AdStars shortlist has been released. Two AdSchool student teams from Media Design School have scored two of only 9 places shortlisted worldwide in the innovation category, and 3 more teams have been shortlisted in the print category.

Says Kate Humphries, CD, AdSchool: "Our students have to show trophy-winning skills in the innovations that lie at the heart of the new advertising playing field, as well as the foundational skills that print media can still teach them, so we're delighted to see our students recognized in the biggest ad competition in Asia for their ability to have insightful ideas in both categories.
"We owe a big thanks to the industry panel that came in last month that not only singled out all of these ideas, but gave us important feedback that helped to polish them up.

"Congratulations for making it onto the innovation shortlist to Zach James and Till Dimmers for Coffeebucks (Starbucks), and to Simon Stuart and Jack Gravatt for OnMyWay (What'sApp);  and for making it onto the print shortlist some hearty backslaps to Till Dimmers and Roberto Campos for Help Someone (Sabun Rescue Soap); Juan Kim and Kyra Butler for Turns Ugly (Sabun Rescue Soap); and Izzy Curran and Ipshita Ipshita for Nice, with a bit of stick (Nice blocks).

"And while we're here, we'd like to throw a few congratulations in the direction of the professional categories to MDS grads Jake O'Driscoll and Sylvia Humphries (DDB) for scoring a total of 7 shortlisted places for The Breast Cancer Screenings (Rialto); Amy-Rose Lynch (DDB) for two shortlist places for Donate a fish (Coastguard) and to Steve Hansen (Clemenger BBDO) for his three shortlisted places for Conscious Crossing (KiwiRail)."

MDS wishes everyone good luck for the final round of judging for both the professional and non-professional categories that will take place at the AdStars festival, August 22-23.

(Students pictured from the top, and left to right: Zach James (with the fringe), Roberto Campos, Jack Gravatt, Simon Stuart, Till Dimmers, Kyra Butler, Juan Kim, Ipshita Ipshita (no that's not a misprint, it's a declaration) and Izzy Curran)


Sarah B. said:

Some of those guys are really hot!

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