Wednesday 10 March 2021

42nd AWARD Awards jurors announced

The Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association (AWARD) has today announced the full line up of jurors for the 42nd AWARD Awards.

A total of 90 leading creatives from Australia and around the world will be tasked with selecting the 42nd AWARD Awards winners in this year’s celebration of the most outstanding creative communications work in the Asia-Pacific region.

As announced on 4 February, globally-acclaimed creative Pancho Cassis will act as this year’s AWARD Awards Jury President.

This year’s Jury Chairs are:
Digital: Claudia Cristovao – Google, Japan
Press, Poster & The Dark Arts: Mandie van der Merwe – M&C Saatchi
Media Thinking: Tom Martin – Special Group
Impact: Samira Ansari- FCB, New York
Design: Jamie Mitchell – M35
Culture: Lauren Costa – Joan Creative, New York
Sound: Justine Armour – Grey, New York
Film: Laura Petruccelli – GSP, San Fran
Craft in Motion: Kim Gehrig – Revolver/Somesuch, LA
Life Changing: Genevieve Hoey – Freelance
APG Creative Strategy: Chrissy Blackburn – West 82nd

See the full list of jurors here

Cam Blackley, Chair of AWARD, said: “You’ve only got to look at the line-up of world class Jury Chairs and jurors to see how much love and respect for the AWARD Awards exists beyond our shores. We’re honoured to welcome this caliber of talent that would be right at home on any jury, anywhere in the world.

“This will be a remarkable year given that the creative advertising industry has come through the toughest period in decades: even under trying circumstances we saw how outstanding ideas can tackle anything that a pandemic and a recession can throw at us.”

Online pre-judging to determine finalists will take place from 12 to 26 March 2021, followed by virtual room judging to award metal from 3 to 14 May 2021.

The AWARD Awards virtual ceremony will take place on Friday, 21 May 2021. Full details of the ceremony will be announced shortly.
AWARD will also soon be announcing a creative festival planned for the second half of 2021.

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