D&AD GLOBAL AWARDS: RECORD FOUR YELLOW PENCILS FOR AUSTRALIA
Australia has scored a record four Yellow Pencils (out of a record seven Nominations) at the D&AD Global Awards, which have just been presented in London. Gary Freedman from The Glue Society was there to collect two Yellow Pencils for Virgin Mobile, as was Richard Muntzm representing George Patts Y&R Melbourne, who picked up the Yellow Pencil for the VB 'Boony' campaign, and Warren Brown from BMF Sydney who picked up a Yellow Pencil for the Tooheys 'Stolen Glasses' campaign. Andy Blood, CD of TBWA\Whybin, Auckland, was also there to collect a Yellow Pencil for Adidas 'Be the Ball'
This was the first year D&AD's judging system has opened up to the rest of the world in its 43 year old history, thanks to pressure from the top Aussie and Kiwi creative directors last year.
George Patterson Y&R Melbourne: for Fosters Australia, VB "Boony" (TV & Cinema - New Uses of Broadcast).
Host/Glue Society Sydney: for Virgin Mobile "Jason Donovan" (Integrated Advertising).
Host/Glue Society/NetX Sydney: for Virgin Mobile "Jason Donovan" (Viral - Interactive Viral Advertising).
BMF Sydney: for Tooheys 'Stolen Glasses' campaign (Direct - Direct integrated response).
TBWA\Whybin Auckland: for Adidas "Bungee Soccer Ball" (Ambient - Live Events).
George Patterson Y&R, Melbourne: for Carlton Draught "Big Ad" (TV and Cinema Advertising).
The Glue Society, Sydney: for Club V "Summer Dance Space" (TV & Cinema Graphics).
Lowe Hunt Sydney: for the Lynxjet Campaign (Integrated Advertising).
YELLOW PENCILS - ASIA
Title: Desert / Underwater / Ocean
Entrant: Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore
Roadside Posters Large Billboards
Entrant: Euro RSCG Flagship, Bangkok
Client: 11 News 1 Channel
This year, 745 entries will be included in The D&AD Annual 2006 as a record of the best work of the year, of which, 142 were nominated for a D&AD award.
2006 Facts & Figures:
61 Nations entered
Over 24,500 pieces of work were entered
744 pieces of work selected for the D&AD Annual
Yellow and Black Pencils Winnerswatch this space.
2005 Facts & Figures:
58 Nations entered
24,000 pieces of work were entered
753 pieces of work were selected for the D&AD Annual
125 Yellow Pencil Nominations
60 Yellow Pencils awarded
4 Black Pencils awarded