D&AD Festival Comes to Life
What makes D&AD stand out from the crowd? With over half a century of awarding the finest work in design and advertising, the D&AD Pencil is one of the most coveted accolades a creative can receive. This hasn’t been done through secret handshakes and back room meetings, the judging of the awards is open, frank and honest. The work, judged by a jury of peers makes D&AD an award for creatives, driven by creatives.
Every year, thanks to D&AD, hundreds of the world’s top creative professionals converge on London to debate and award the year’s best work, and April 2016 will be no different. What has changed is the experience. After a successful move to The Old Truman Brewery in 2015, this year “Judging Week” becomes theD&AD Festival and will bring the worlds of advertising and design together over eight days to celebrate the best in global creativity.
Tim Lindsay, D&AD CEO commented “We didn’t want to call it a “festival” without delivering exactly what people would expect, an event that buzzes with creative energy. This isn’t just a chance to meet the makers of some of your favourite creative work, it’s a forum to listen to what they have to say about our industry and be inspired. None of this would be possible without the participation of our dedicated jurors, they are the ones who bring the D&AD awards to life.
The Jurors continue to be announced
Released in 2015, here is a reminder of some of the big names that will be leading the juries for the 2016 Professional Awards. In keeping with tradition, the D&AD Awards will be judged by some of the international creative communities’ highest profile members. They include:
• Luiz Sanches, Partner, Creative, AlmapBBDO, Brazil
• Gaston Bigio, Founder, David, Argentina
• Fabio Fernandes, Chief Creative Officer, Owner, F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, Brazil
• Mark Tutssel, Global Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Chicago, USA
• Nick Law, Chief Creative Officer, RGA, USA
• Khai Meng Tham, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather, USA
• Sascha Lobe, Co-Founder, L2M3, Germany
• Anne de Maupeou, Chief Creative Officer, Marcel, France
• Balakrishnan 'Balki' Rajagopalan, Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Chairman, Chief Creative Officer, Lowe Lintas, India
Europe and the Nordics are well represented with agencies and creatives hailing from all over this region. The list can be found below:
• Armin Jochum, Founder, Chief Creative Officer, Thjnk, Germany
• Chacho Horacio Puebla, Partner, Executive Creative Director, Lola, Spain
• Christoffer Persson, Senior Graphic Designer, Forsman & Bodenfors, Sweden
• Davide Boscacci, Associate Creative Director, Leo Burnett Turin, Italy
• Eric Shoeffler, Chief Creative Officer, DDB Group, Germany
• Guido Heffels, Chief Creative Officer, Heimat Berlin, Germany
• Henrik Nygren, Creative Director, Henrik Nygren Design, Sweden
• Isabelle Wolf, Chief Executive Officer, Kingcom, France
• Jérôme Gonfond, Creative Director, Leo Burnett Paris, France
• Jesper Von Wieding, Strategic Creative Director, 3X (Copenhagen), Denmark
• Kimberly Lloyd, Creative Director and Founder, Qompendium (Lloyd & Associates), Germany
• Leandro Raposo, Founder and Executive Creative Director, The Cyranos McCann, Spain
• Lisa Lindstrom, Chief Executive Officer, Doberman, Sweden
• Matthias Harbeck, Executive Creative Director, Serviceplan Group, Germany
• Paco Conde, Group Creative Director, Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) London, UK
• Petra Sammer, Chief Creative Officer, Ketchum Munich, Germany
• Rafa Anton, Partner, Executive Creative Director, China Madrid, Spain
• Ralf Heuel, Executive Creative Director, Partner, Grabarz & Partner, Germany
• Rolf Leger, Executive Creative Director, Kolle Rebbe, Germany
• Stephanie Oakley, Director of Film Production, 72andSunny, Netherlands
• Toni Segarra, Executive Creative Director, SCPF, Spain
• Tristan Macherel, Executive Creative Director, Landor, France
• Xavier Beauregard, Executive Creative Director, Leo Burnett Paris, France
A full list of judges can be found athttp://www.dandad.org/en/professional-awards/#judges
D&AD Festival: The creative extravaganza takes shape
Once the judges have deliberated and made their decisions during four intense days of judging, the D&AD festival really begins. As well as an exhibition of all the entered and winning work, the Old Truman Brewery will be alive with five days of creative activity. With two main stages for talks and panel discussions, over 40 speakers from the world of design and advertising, sensory installations, fringe events, food stalls, photography exhibitions, film screenings, workshops and a few parties, it’s the ticket to the most exciting event in town.
Especially curated for creative professionals, a three-day ticket will cost £185 (£92.50 Members/ £55 Students) and will enable an all-access pass to all main and fringe events. An edited version of the festival will run on the Saturday and Sunday, with free entry to the general public and a family-friendly series of events, making D&AD Festival the most inclusive and award experience around.
Work entered into the 2016 D&AD Awards must have been commercially released between 01January 2015 and 18 March 2016 and been produced in genuine response to a client brief. It must not have been entered in previous years. Submissions should be made in their original language by 17 February 2016. The Awards cost from just £85 to enter. All entered work is displayed at the D&AD Festival and will be viewed by senior creatives and visitors to the festival throughout the week.
All awarded work appears in the D&AD Annual, released annually in September, and is available to purchase exclusively through D&AD.
Full information on categories, pricing and dates can be found atwww.dandad.org/en/entering-dad-awards-everything-you-need-know