Monday, August 20, 2007


AWARD are pleased to announce the salubrious panel of judges and the best Call for Entry result in seven years.
Joining the auspicious line-up of judges from Asia, New Zealand and Australia AWARD welcomes Chris Garbutt, TBWA\Paris and Leo Premutico, Saatchi & Saatchi New York.
Representation from Asia is at an all time high, including Prangthip Pradipong, Creative Juice\G1 Bangkok, Sheung Yan Lo, JWT Shanghai,
Weerachon Weeraworawit, BBDO Bangkok, Eugene Cheong, Ogilvy & Mather Singapore, David Guerrero, BBDO Guerrero Oretga, Manila and Tay Guan Hin, JWT South East Asia.
Says Toby Talbot (pictured), ECD DDB New Zealand and Chairman of Judges: “Once more, the finest minds in our business will descend on Sydney like a plague of erudite locusts for two weeks of intense judging. It will be fun. It always is. But this year promises to be really tough too. AWARD is now big enough to showcase some of the very best work in the world. It’s not a small, parochial show. It is, after all, the only show that truly represents Australia, New Zealand and Asia. To get in the book should be an honour. To win metal, you will have had to have done something world class. Last year was a record year for Australia at Cannes. This year, the Kiwis shone. Asia had another strong year. We must be doing something right. Let’s hope this year’s AWARD reflects this very positive trend “.
AWARD Judging will be held in Sydney, September 24th until October 5th ; 59 Judges will fly in from interstate and overseas, making a total of 95 who will decide the finalists and winners, the latter heralded at the AWARD Presentation Evening November 30th at CarriageWorks, Eveliegh Railyards Sydney.
AWARD Entry numbers are at a seven year high, with a surge in interactive and TV Craft entries, the latter a positive reflection in the wake of the important merger of the KODAK Gongs and AWARD earlier this year.
Says Co-Chairmen of AWARD Philip Putnam and Paul Prince: “The 2007 AWARD
Membership, The Committee, Chairman of Judges Toby Talbot and AWARD Management have assembled a truly great line up of Judges for AWARD 2007, one that truly represents the best of our peers, and one that pays homage to the near 30-year Legacy of AWARD."

Print Craft - Chairman: Richard Muntz, JWT Melbourne
Andreas Smetana, Andreas Smetana Photography, Sydney
Andrew Tinning, Marketforce, Perth
Ben Lockwood, The Craft Shop, New Zealand
Christian Finucane, 12:20, Sydney
Graham Johnson, M&C Saatchi, Sydney
Grant Rutherford, Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne
Guan Hin Tay, JWT Singapore, Asia
Lorenz Perry, Publicis Mojo Auckland, New Zealand
Mick Hunter, Brain Surgery, Sydney
Paul Hankinson, DDB, New Zealand

Print, Posters & Outdoor - Chairman: Simon Langley, BMF Sydney
Emmanuel Bougneres, DDB, New Zealand
Eugene Cheong, Ogilvy & Mather Singapore, Asia
Jason Williams, Leo Burnett, Melbourne
Leo Premutico, Saatchi & Saatchi New York, USA
Leon Wilson, Publicis Mojo, Melbourne
Luke Crethar, The Glue Society, Sydney
Mark Harricks, Clemenger BBDO Wellington, New Zealand
Mike O'Sullivan, Saatchi & Saatchi Auckland, New Zealand
Sheung Yan Lo, JWT Shanghai, China
Weerachon Weeraworawit, BBDO Bangkok, Thailand

None of The Above, Integrated, Ambient - Chairman: Paul Catmur, George Patterson Y&R, Melbourne
Andy Blood, TBWA\Whybin Auckland, New Zealand
Andy Greenaway, Saatchi & Saatchi Bangkok, Asia
Birger Linke, JWT Vietnam, Asia
Bridget Short, DDB, New Zealand
Chris Garbutt, TBWA\Paris, France
Jonathan Kneebone, The Glue Society, Sydney
Joshua Stephens, AJF Partnership, Melbourne
Rebecca Carrasco, Colman Rasic Carrasco (CRC), Sydney
Richard Morgan, BMF, Sydney

Design - Chairman: Mark Stott, Common, Sydney
Ash Bolland, Umeric, Sydney
Fabio Ongarato, Fabio Ongarato Design, Melbourne
Jacko van Deventer, The Craft Shop, New Zealand
Justus von Engelhardt, BMF, Sydney
Lachlan Summer, 3 Deep Design, Melbourne
Simon Pemberton, KvB Institute of Technology, Sydney
Zoe Eggleston, RBD, Melbourne

TV & Cinema - Chairman: Toby Talbot, DDB New Zealand
Ant Keogh, Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne
David Guerrero, BBDO Guerrero Oretga, Asia
David Nobay, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney
Jamie Hitchcock, Colenso BBDO, New Zealand
Nick Worthington, Publicis Mojo Auckland, New Zealand
Prangthip Pradipong, Creative Juice\G1 Bangkok, Asia
Rob Jack, Huxley Auckland, New Zealand
Takuya Matsuo, Ogilvy & Mather Japan K.K., Tokyo, Asia
Warren Brown, BMF Sydney

Interactive - Chairman: Shaun Branagan, NetX, Sydney
Bob Mackintosh, HOST, Sydney
Chris Jones, Tribal DDB, New Zealand
Damian Royce, Clemenger Blue Digital, Melbourne
Erik Hay, Publicis Mojo, Sydney
Graham Kelly, TBWA/Tequila Singapore, Asia
Kieran Ots, Leo Burnett, Sydney
Matt Sarah, Sensis, Melbourne
Mike Zeederberg, Profero, Sydney
Rob Lawn, Tundra, Melbourne
Sam Smith, Yahoo! 7, Sydney
Thierry Halbroth, McCann Erickson Hong Kong, Asia
Tim Buesing, NetX, Sydney

Craft in TV - Chairman: Richard White-Smith, Euro RSCG Sydney
Barry Stewart, Sound Reservoir, Sydney
Bruce Hunt,, Sydney
Corey Esse, Publicis Mojo, Melbourne
Darryl Ward, Curious Film, New Zealand
Denis Mamo, Ursa, Sydney
Emma Hill, Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne
Georgia Arnott, The Campaign Palace / Red Cell, Sydney
Jon Baxter, Perceptual Engineering Auckland, New Zealand
Karl Richter, Level Two Music, Melbourne
Linds Redding, The Department of Motion Graphics (DMG), New Zealand
Paul Middleditch, Plaza Films, Sydney
Steve Cochran, Colenso BBDO Auckland, New Zealand
Steve Ayson, The Sweet Shop, New Zealand

Direct Marketing - Chairman: Gavin McLeod, M&C Saatchi Sydney
Bob Miller, Sydney
Dave King, Aim Proximity, New Zealand
Dustin Lane, BMF Sydney
Fiona Davison, Rapp Collins, Melbourne
Liz Fulcher, Proximity, Melbourne
Sandy Rudd, Leo Burnett, Sydney
Tan Kien Eng, Leo Burnett / Arc, Malaysia
Wayne Pick, Tequila, New Zealand
Wellison D'Assuncao, Mercer Bell, Sydney

Radio - Chairman: Ben O'Brien, DDB Sydney
Chris Schofiled, FCB Auckland, New Zealand
Dennis Koutoulogenis, BMF, Sydney
John Mescall, Smart, Melbourne
Johnny Velis, Clemenger BBDO, Adelaide
Justine Armour, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney
Mike Edmonds, Meerkats, Perth
Philip Webster, Risk Sound, Melbourne
Rem Bruijn, Make, Brisbane
Sean Larkin, Publicis Mojo, Sydney
Tony Greenwood, The Cavalry, Melbourne


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Looks an awful lot like every one of his mates. How the hell does this happen?

Do the votes even matter?

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I count 7 judges from DDB for a start

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on guys, the same suspects every fucking year. Bring in some new blood!!! Pronto!!!

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a thought: Why not for the so-called 'none of the above' category get creative people from other industries to judge it? To me, there is something circular about having advertising people judging ideas that are not advertising. It would be cool to get a regional film director like, say, Peter Jackson and other creative leaders to assess if the ideas we reckon are super-shit-hot are quite as super-shit-hot as we reckon.

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toby's mates allright. And there's a DDB rep in every possible category - including direct, 'cos Wayne Pick is about to join DDB in NZ.

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:22 great point to at least include a few different creative people from outside advertising.

2:14 If any network has the upper hand in the judging it is BBDO with 11 judges (counting Marketforce and Proximity).

2:30 you have to admit the judges from Asia are all good. And not the same as last year.

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hang on a minute. Nine jurors from BBDO, 7 from Publicis Mojo, 6 from Saatchi and I count 4 from DDB. Even if Wayne Pick is going to DDB that's 5. Can't you guys count? Or maybe you're not happy you're not on a jury? The latter I reckon.

5:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a very balanced jury. Almost all top creative networks are represented, which has been lacking some years. The only networks I can think of (with some sort of creative profile) that did not get a guernsey are Euro and Grey.

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the count of 7 for DDB came about by a misinformed blogger including two jury chairmen (Toby Talbot and Ben O'Brien), both of whom won't be judging. With 5 for the DDB network (including Wayne Pick), it's not excessive compared to rivals BBDO (9), Saatchi (6) and Publcis Mojo (7). Overall, a very balance jury.

8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not that it's not balanced or the people aren't talented, it's just the SAME people OVER and OVER again.

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not true to say it's the same faces year after year, 2:30.

The change is gradual, but it's happening.

Apart from a few obvious names, I wouldn't have a clue who most of these upstarts are.


A Regular On Juries In The Eighties & Nineties.

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not every good agency is represented.

I remember Patts Melb winning a boot load last year, including gold & agency of the year.

Can't see one actual judge on any panel from them this year.


7:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:13, Ant 'Big ad' Keogh, now at Clems, is a judge, one of the gang that won last year and year before.

9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I count a few from the GPYR Melbourne of yesteryear, Grant Rutherford, Ant Keogh, Richard Muntz and Josh Stephens.

That doesn't count Paul Catmur who actually currently works at GPYR.

So I reckon an agency that blitzed them all last year is pretty well represented, though I wouldn't think you'd have to worry about them gang voting for the Y&R network. Somehow I just can't see it happening.

If you had James Mcgrath and Ben Coulson along they could practically have a reunion.

For the organisers, I say it's a pretty good jury (no I'm not on it) if you bring in new blood you get the "Who the fuck is that?" bullshit and if you get the big names you get "Same tired old fuckers!" comments.

Chin up ol chaps and get back to writing some fucken ads. There hasn't really been anything on here of late thats going to rock the Cannes boat so far.

10:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leo Burnett is hugely under-represented.

10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leo Burnett is hugely over-rated.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's because of Earth Scam.

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Richard White Smith from Euro....

That's getting rather desperate, isn't it.

He's not even a creative.

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


None of the above doesn't mean it's not advertising, you idiot. It just means it doesn't fit into the prescribed categories. In the same way an ambient idea didn't a few years ago.

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come Moose isn't judging Radio?

9:03 PM  

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