This Way Up: Australia’s Advertising Festival of Creativity came to a spectacular close tonight, with creative luminaries from Australia and around the world joining the next wave of breakthrough talent to celebrate 2022’s most prestigious creative awards.
The masses crammed into the AWARD Pencil Bar, the hub of AWARD’s three-day creative festival, to hear the announcement of the 43rd AWARD Awards ‘Special’ winners and AWARD School’s national top student.
“What a way to end our first-ever creative festival in Sydney,” said AWARD Chair Cam Blackley.
“Over the last few days we’ve heard from the industry’s biggest innovators while spotlighting the power of creativity, and tonight we get to kick back and party as part of paying homage to the very best creative thinkers, agencies and emerging talent going round,” he said.
“This Way Up lived up to expectations and more, but tonight is all about the winners of these incredible awards.”
The 43rd AWARD Award Special winners announced tonight are:
INDIVIDUAL AGENCY OF THE YEAR:
The Monkeys Sydney
INDIVIDUAL CREATIVE OR TEAM OF THE YEAR:
Tom Lawrence and Samuel Raftl, DDB Group Sydney
INDIVIDUAL DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR:
Steve Rogers, Revolver
EMERGING CREATIVE OR TEAM OF THE YEAR:
Katie Kidd and Lizzie Wood, The Monkeys
EMERGING DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR:
Tom Campbell, Good Oil
EMERGING INDIGENOUS CREATIVE TALENT:
Alysha Menzel, Re, M&C Saatchi Group
THE GRAND AWARD:
Save Ralph, Collider
Silver Pencil, Andrea Nelson, AJF Partnership
View the top three in each category here.
AWARD Awards Jury President and Accenture Song Global Chief Creative Officer Neil Heymann said: “The Special Awards are really quite unique in that they are judged on the entrant’s overall quality and breadth of creative work, not on how many times work has been entered and won.
“That said, it’s great to see individuals and agencies who have consistently produced the very best work across the year singled out. The quality of the competition was extremely high and we congratulate all finalists and winners,” he said.