D&AD announced the juries of its 54th Annual Professional Awards 

Creativity, Festivals & Awards

D&AD, awarding the finest work in design and advertising – the D&AD Pencil, one of the most coveted accolades a creative can receive – announced the juries for its 54th edition of Annual Professional Awards

Tim Lindsay, D&AD CEO:

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.

Among the jurors that will judge at D&AD Awards are Luiz Sanches (AlmapBBDO), Gaston Bigio (David Argentina), Fabio Fernandes (F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi Brazil), Mark Tutssel (Leo Burnett Chicago), Nick Law (RGA), Khai Meng Tham (Ogilvy & Mather), Sascha Lobe (L2M3), Anne de Maupeou (Marcel), Balakrishnan ‘Balki’ Rajagopalan (Lowe Lintas)

Europe and the Nordics are well represented with agencies and creatives hailing from all over this region, such are:

  • 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

The full list of judges is available here.

After the judges 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 01 January 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 £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.

Since 1962, D&AD has been inspiring a community of creative thinkers by celebrating and stimulating the finest in design and advertising. A D&AD Pencil is recognized globally as the ultimate creative accolade; the Awards entered and attended by the best creative decision makers from around the world. Set to reward, promote and enable creative brilliance in all areas of creative communication, a Yellow – or Black – Pencil remains the pinnacle in many careers. The introduction of the White Pencil- Creativity for Good category in 2012 was a resounding success. Since its launch it has grown from a single brief to an entire movement, producing a record four Pencil winners in 2015.