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Axis finalists are out, so who made the cut?

The Axis Awards have released its insane amount of finalists for its upcoming awards night, and it’s 40th year of awards. With over 400 entries in 95 categories, its anyone bet for what agency will be taking home the grand prize.

Paul Head, CEO of the Comms Council says the number of entries are not surprising with how much great work has been produced.

“The amount of diverse work that has made it through to finalist should mean that there will be many celebrating this year.”

“Our industry is always evolving and every year we face different challenges around categories and face new considerations at the judging round. This year was no different and the entire judging panel have done a great job with the huge number of entries.”

Colenso BBDO leads the pack with 109 finalists followed closely by DDB with 102.

Clemenger BBDO Wellington has scored 70 finalists, and Special Group has 49.

FCB NZ has picked up 37 finalists and Saatchi & Saatchi has 28.

Stanley St. has secured 25 finalists followed closely by YoungShand with 24 finalists.

Finalists this year include the likes of our big players such as FCB, YoungShand, Colenso BBDO, Saatchi and Saatchi, Clemenger, DDB, Motion Sickness, Stanley St, Special Group, 99, Raydar, VMLY&R, Liquid Studios, NZME, SweetShop, TBWA, Wave, True, Powershop, Wunderman Thompson and BC&F.

So basically, everyone has something to celebrate this year. For further information on finalists and attending, contact; moira@commscouncil.nz.

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