Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Singapore judges head for D&AD

Judging for the prestigious D&AD Global Awards 2007 will begin in two short weeks, with London expected to play host to 300 of the world’s leading creatives from 25 nations.

This year has seen increases in entries for digital, design, integrated and craft categories, with the virals category gaining a massive 94% from last year.

Asian nations that submitted a notably higher number of entries to this year’s competition include Singapore, Japan and Vietnam. Judges from Singapore, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, and Thailand will be joining the D&AD jury panels.

Singapore-based creatives slated for the honour are:

Richard Johnson, M&C Saatchi Singapore (Ambient)
Christopher Lee, Asylum Creatives (Graphic Design)
Victor Ng, Leo Burnett Singapore (Integrated)
John Merrifield, TBWA Singapore (Music Videos)
Eugene Cheong, Ogilvy & Mather Singapore (Press Advertising)
Andy Greenaway, Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore (TV & Cinema Advertising)
Sean Lam, Kinetic (Websites)
Jagdish Ramakrishnan, Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore (Writing for Advertising)

“The standard of judging is what makes D&AD Pencils so hard to win. We have the toughest and best creative minds in the world debating – and arguing – about the work that should be recognised for setting new standards in creative excellence”, Tony Davidson, D&AD president said in a statement. “The great thing about D&AD is the range of work you see, from graphic design to gaming, to 3D design, to ambient, photography and illustration – judging at the D&AD Global Awards is truly inspiring.”

Aside from giving a pat on the back to our flag-bearing creative minds, I just wanted to share this picture with you. It put a smile on my face today.

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