Thursday, August 17, 2006


AWARD has just announced the judging panels for the early October sessions, a remarkable line-up from across the region, plus special international guests including Mark Tutssel, worldwide CD of Leo Burnett.
Says Chairman of Judges Paul Catmur (pictured), ECD of DDB New Zealand: “The AWARD team have put a lot of effort into bringing together a wonderful collection of individuals for the judging in October. We have tried to shake up the talent and spread it around the juries so that the usual suspects were not solely closeted around Print and TV. Whilst we have plenty of wise old heads, including the esteemed Mark Tutssel (from Wales via London and Chicago), we also wanted to provide an opportunity for some new jurors to add youthful exuberance and perhaps even a touch of innocence. As well as great jurors from Australia and New Zealand we also have some of the top creative talent in the world coming down from Asia. Thailand, in particular, continues to produce amazing TV work, winning several Golds at Cannes this year, and we have some of the main protagonists coming down to judge. It’s time to put together a collection of work the region can be proud of. It should be a great week and we hope that everybody judging gets a lot out of the experience. If nothing else it looks like a top bunch of people to have a beer with.”
A VIP Judges Cocktail Evening is planned for October 11th in Sydney to which Creative Directors and AWARD Members will be invited, an opportunity to share an intimate evening with such luminary people rarely in the same room together.
AWARD Call for Entries close Friday 18th August, with the online entry option already closed.

James McGrath, George Patterson Y&R Melbourne, Australia
Tom McFarlane, M&C Saatchi, Sydney, Australia
Andrew Tinning, Marketforce, Australia
Gary Freedman, The Glue Society, USA
Mark Tutssel, Leo Burnett USA, USA
Steve Back, Saatchi & Saatchi, Auckland, New Zealand
Josh Lancaster, Ogilvy, New Zealand
Levi Slavin, Colenso BBDO, Auckland, New Zealand
Jureeporn Thaidumrong, JEH United, Thailand
Prasoon Joshi, McCann Erickson India, India
Khai Meng Tham, Ogilvy & Mather, Singapore
Darren Spiller, Publicis Mojo Sydney, Australia


Matt Eastwood, DDB Sydney, Australia
Danny Searle, Clemenger BBDO Sydney, Australia
Andrew Ostrom, Leo Burnett Sydney, Australia
Thirasak Tanapatanakul, Creative Juice/G1, Thailand
Mun Tuck Wai, BBDO Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
Eddie Wong, Euro RSCG Shanghai, China
Hywel James, Grey Worldwide Auckland, New Zealand
Regan Grafton, DDB New Zealand, New Zealand
Steve Jackson, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney Australia
Lachlan McPherson, Publicis Mojo Auckland, New Zealand

Zareh Nalbandian, Animal Logic, Australia
Richard Lambert, Fin Design + Effects, Australia
David Denneen, Film Graphics, Australia
Juggi Ramakrishnan, Saatchi & Saatchi, Singapore
Noah Marshall, The Sweet Shop, New Zealand
Grant Rutherford, George Patterson Y&R Melbourne, Australia
Drew Thompson, Guillotine, Australia
Hamish Rothwell, Goodoil Films, Australia
Thanonchai Sornsriwichai, Phenomena, Thailand (TBC)

Jane Caro, Freelance, Australia
Rob Martin-Murphy, The Furnace Sydney, Australia
Peter Buckley, Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney, Australia
Tian It Ng, McCann-Erickson, Asia
Mark Harricks, Clemenger BBDO, New Zealand
Jacko van Deventer, The Craft Shop, New Zealand
Mike Davison, DDB New Zealand, New Zealand
Danny Higgins, Freelance, Sydney

Ralph van Dijk, Eardrum, Australia
Barry Stewart, Sound Reservoir, Australia
Mike Edmonds, Meerkats - Brand Leadership Co, Australia
Kevin MacNamara, Belgiovane Williams Mackay, Australia
Carolyn Diamond, Carolyn Diamond Freelance, Australia
Sean Cummins, Cummins & Partners, Australia
Jamie Hitchcock, Ogilvy, New Zealand
Peter Withy, KWP!, Australia

Chris Hunter, Draft New Zealand, New Zealand
Matt Shirtcliff, Aim Proximity Auckland, New Zealand
Bridget Short, DDB New Zealand, New Zealand
Jo Fernando, Eatbigfish, Australia
Julie Porter, Clemenger BBDO Sydney, Australia
Peter Bidenko, Lowe Hunt, Australia
Dylan Taylor, BMF, Australia
Gavin McLeod, M&C Saatchi Sydney, Australia
Chris Round, Naked Communications, Australia

Mike O'Sullivan, Saatchi & Saatchi Auckland, New Zealand
Hirofumi Nakajima, TBWA/HAKUHODO, Japan
Ted Lim, Naga DDB Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
Warren Brown, BMF, Australia
Dejan Rasic, Lowe Hunt Sydney, Australia
Jonathan Kneebone, The Glue Society, Australia
Matt Keon, Fallon London, UK
Richard Maddocks, Colenso BBDO Auckland, New Zealand

Lorenz Perry, Publicis Mojo Auckland, New Zealand
Vince Frost, Frost Design, Australia
Matthew Remphrey, Parallax Design, Australia
Tim Kotsiakos, Reactive Media, Australia
Simon Hong, Moon Design, Australia
Guy Pask, Strategy Advertising & Design, New Zealand
Justin Smith, Billy Blue Creative, Australia
Julian Melhuish, Saatchi Design, Australia

Heidi Tacbian, Tribal DDB, New Zealand
Nigel Hammersley, Clemenger BBDO, New Zealand
Brian Merrifield, Saatchi & Saatchi Auckland, New Zealand
Dominique Layton, Y&R Brands Interactive, Australia
Chris James, The Farm, Australia
Matt Griffin, Deepend, Australia
Ashadi Hopper, RMG Connect, Australia
Nick Cummins, Sputnik, Australia
Cricket Wardein, Yahoo!7, Australia


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fucking GREAT jury. All the right people for a change.

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A big step up but still some jobs for the boys in there...I guess it will always be AWARD....

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How old-school is that radio jury? At least five of those names haven't troubled the judges in years.

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I both agree and disagree with your choices but I'd rather keep my opinion to myself. Anyway, the line-up was good enough so I'm not complaining.

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surely you could get a few more people from DDB on the juries Paul? There are only two on the print jury. Surely if you put five or six on you could guarantee all of the network's work got up.

9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems there's two jurors from the same agency in TV. Talbot and Back. Is that cool?

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who on earth is the guy from goodoil

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hamish Rothwell is one of a small handful of directors in Australasia who can take a comedy script and produce something at the end that is actually funny. And he's won a shitload of awards, including Award awards, for his trouble.

Now ... who exactly are you, 11:15AM?

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear 10:56, calm down. The chairman of a jury doesn't get to vote.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out the Integrated Jury - Maddocks, O'Sullivan & Catmur - it's the old firm back together again. Long nights on the sauce and endless fishing stories I bet.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Paul Catmur look like Tarantino or what?

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul Catmur looks a bit like Tarantino.

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never read the blog as I am too thin-skinned. However Lynchy has pointed out a couple of misconceptions that might need clearing up so I will send this to him to paste.

Firstly, the Chairmen of the individual juries do not vote.
In fact, if all goes well they'll do very little at all. They are there to answer any questions, ensure that the proceedings are fair, and that AWARD protocol be followed. If any fights break out they are instructed to referee without placing their personal safety at risk.

Secondly, I was instructed by the committee to avoid having all the same old faces on the Print and TV panels as well as to bolster up the importance of the 'None of The Above' category. Consequently some particularly old faces have been shifted towards 'None of the Above'. There was a lot of controversy around the Titanium judging at Cannes, and as this is our closest equivalent I asked that I should chair that particular jury to try and head off a similar rumpus.

In case anyone missed the first paragraph, as jury chairman, I will not be voting.

I hope that clears things up. Now get back to slagging each other off.

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Catmur looks more like Or What.

6:25 AM  

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