As we approach the end of the year, the young up-and-comers who have been honing their creative skills at various ad schools set out on their quest to find gainful employment by showing off their handiwork. And the first of them was held last night when ten people graduated from the 12-week AWARD School course. Feast your eyes on some of the best scamps.
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The golden pickings were fairly slim at the AWARD awards, with just 12 handed out in total. And of the Kiwi agencies, it was Colenso BBDO on top again.
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They’re renowned as tough awards to win. And that was apparent at the AWARD awards ceremony in Sydney late last week, with Colenso BBDO the only Kiwi agency to pick up a gold for its viral film for Levi’s Rear View Girls, which was one of just 16 golds handed out on the night.
It’s fair to assume most of us have experienced that horrible feeling when you push send on an email and realise it’s gone to the wrong person. It’s a peril of the modern world and, in many cases, the email chain that ends up going public usually offers up a healthy dose of schadenfreude. So, in an effort to drum up some interest in the end of year graduation show for AWARD school tonight, DDB, Colenso and a couple of AWARD School students conducted something of an experiment with a ‘leaked email’ that showed up the industry’s insatiable desire for whoopsies.
It has been said that AWARD golds are rarer than both hen’s teeth and fish lips and that was proven once again on Friday night, when just six were handed out and some Cannes Gold winners left with only bronzes. But in news that’s sure to further warm the cockles of New Zealand’s ad scene, half of them went to Kiwi agencies.
The radio, design, digital, creative innovation and integrated finalists for AWARD have been announced, with Clemenger BBDO, Colenso, DDB, Saatchi & Saatchi, TBWA\, Publicis Mojo, Rapp/Tribal, AIM Proximity and Special Group all making the cut. But coming out on top for the Kiwis in terms of overall finalist nods are DraftFCB, DDB NZ and Special Group. The awards will be handed out on Friday.
The next load of AWARD finalists have been released, with DraftFCB’s print campaign for Man vs Wild finding plenty of favour with the judges, and Colenso BBDO, DDB, Clemenger BBDO and JWT rounding out the Kiwi successes.
The first round of finalists for AWARD have been announced, with Special Group, DDB, DraftFCB, Colenso, M&C Saatchi, Clemenger BBDO, AIM Proximity, Flying Fish, The Sweet Shop, Film Construction, YukFoo and Curious Film among those that made the cut in the Direct Marketing, Craft in Film and Craft in Print categories. More category finalists will be announced soon and the awards will be dished out on 25 February.
Ninety of Asia Pacific’s most fertile advertising minds have been chosen to select the winners of this year’s AWARD awards. And ten of them will be doing their level best to make sure all the New Zealand entries get higher marks.
The 2010 AWARD awards have drawn over two thousand entries across the nine major categories, including the newly created music video, applications, social media, environmental design and branded content. And the organisation responsible for dishing out what are deemed to be Australasia’s most prestigious creative awards (and also for creating the call for entries juggernaut known as Ian), is opening up a number of wildcard position on its juries. So, any Kiwis with an interest in the creative arts—whether they be agency folk or plumbers—can apply to be part of the action.
The Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association (AWARD) has put its call for entries out. And the collaborative campaign affectionately known as ‘Ian’ is equal parts strange and intriguing.
Google is the new principal sponsor of AWARD School, a 16-week course that teaches copywriters and art directors how to create campaign gold.
Google believes in creativity, innovation and providing effective ways to connect with people. Whaddaya know, AWARD School is all about that as well.
Lucy Mckee, general manager …