Earth Hour 2011 may have only recently wrapped up, but Clemenger BBDO's 'Ads In The Dark' campaign has reaped the rewards for its efforts to draw awareness to last year's Earth Hour, picking up a silver award in the charity category. The campaign featured popular commercials from Fatso, Instant Kiwi and McDonald's, previously bathed in full light, being lit by only candlelight. Picking up the only other award in the category, also a silver, was DraftFCB for its 'Make a friend in real life, not just online' Facebook app for the SPCA.
From a calming, machine-learning led interactive experience at Starship Children’s Hospital, to the story of a goat that acts as anti-bullying initiative and teaches children the effect their actions can have, the best in New Zealand design was crowned at the 2018 Best Awards on the weekend – and a discussion about gender equality in design has been brought to the industry's attention. Here are the supreme winners, and a statement from the Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) CEO Cathy Veninga on the protests that took place.