The 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 Creative Director, DDB
Mike Spirkovski Chief Creative Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi
Shane Bradnick Executive Creative Director, DDB
Darren Spiller Chief Creative Officer, Host
Sinead Roarty Associate Creative Director, J. Walter Thompson
Justin Drape Chief Creative Officer, The Monkeys
Ben Keenan Principal, Thought Police
Alex Derwin Creative Director, BMF
Ben Wesh Chief Creative Officer, DDB
Ben Coulson Chief Creative Officer, Clemenger BBDO

Wilf Sweetland, chairman of AWARD, said: “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.