The Immortal Awards has today unveiled the shortlist for the inaugural Asia Pacific competition, ahead of the virtual round of judging on Friday 23rd October. New Zealand has scored five finalists led by TBWA NZ and Sweetshop with two.
Other finalists from New Zealand include Clemenger BBDO Wellington, Special Group New Zealand, Colenso BBDO all with one finalist apiece.
In total, 35 projects from across the Asia-Pacific made this year’s shortlist. The 35 highest scoring pieces of work from the first round of judging will be debated in a virtual round of discussions to determine which projects, if any, will receive Finalist status and go through to the final, global round of judging in November.
It is in the final round of judging that projects may be awarded Immortal or Commendation status. So far, 14 projects are through to the final round of judging following the announcements of the seven LATAM Finalists and seven North American Finalists.
Entries to this year’s Immortal Awards were up 50% globally, with entries received from 52 countries.
Those on the first-ever Asia Pacific jury are Joakim Borgström, worldwide chief creative officer of BBH, Tara Ford, chief creative officer of DDB Sydney, Paul Chan, chief creative officer of Cheil Hong Kong, Abi Aquino, chief creative officer of MullenLowe Philippines, Tony Liu, chairman and chief creative officer of M&C Saatchi aeiou and Keegan Pinto, national creative director of FCBUlka, and Barry Greaves, creative director of MPC Shanghai.
Work that is awarded Finalist status by the jury on Friday, therefore qualifying for the global round of judging on November 20th, will be announced on Tuesday 27th October.
The Immortal Awards 2020 Asia Pacific Shortlist:
Brand – Project (Entrant Company, Country)
AA Insurance – Dinosaur Vs Unicorn, (Good Oil & Alt.fx, Australia)
Airbnb – Fú, (Final Frontier, China)
Alaska Milk – Lataphone, (MullenLowe Philippines, Philippines)
ALDI – The Miracle Ham, (Good Oil & ARC Edit, Australia)
ANZ Bank – Good Sports, (TBWA\New Zealand, New Zealand)
ANZ Bank – Love Speech, (Revolver/Will O’Rourke, Australia)
ANZ Bank – Mr Humfreez, (TBWA\New Zealand, New Zealand)
Axis Bank – #ReverseTheKhata (Reverse The Credit), (MullenLowe Lintas Group, India)
Belong – Carbon Thumbprint, (Collider, Australia)
Chorus – Fibre. It’s How We Internet Now., (Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand & Sweetshop, New Zealand)
Creatable & Code Like a Girl – Losing Lena, (FINCH Sydney, Australia)
Crust – It’s Not Pizza, It’s Crust, (Filmgraphics, Australia)
Darrell Lee – Palm Oil Free, (The Producers & Alt.vfx Australia)
Hot Pepper Beauty – Tomorrow, (TOKYO, Japan)
IAG – First Saturday, (Revolver/Will O’Rourke, Australia)
Jackson Milas – For Every Coast, (Filmgraphics, Australia)
Latitude – Let’s, (Heckler, Australia)
McDonalds – Cravings, (DDB Sydney & The Editors, Australia)
NRMA – Pavlova, (The Editors, Australia)
NZ Transport Agency – Belted Survivors, (Clemenger BBDO Wellington, New Zealand)
ON – Run Documentary, (The Editors, Australia)
Optus – The Amazing Race, (Special Group Auckland, New Zealand)
Red Cross Australia – The Burnt Christmas Tree, (DDB Sydney, Australia)
Rob Mills Architecture and Interiors – The Search, (Collider, Australia)
Save our Sons – Heartbeat, (FINCH, Australia)
Shede Spirits – Every Bottle is Vintage, Rare and Precious, (M&C Saatchi aeiou, China)
SK-II – VS Machines, (Eclectic, UK)
Spark – Play, (Colenso BBDO & Sweetshop, New Zealand)
Tata Trusts – #TwoBinsLifeWins, (FCBUlka, India)
Technicolor – Masters of Colour, (MPC Shanghai, China)
Tourism Australia – Matesong, (M&C Saatchi Sydney, Australia)
Uber Eats – Australian Open Ambush, (The Special Group, Australia)
Uber Eats – Kim & Shaz, (The Special Group, Australia)
Virgin Australia – Up, Up and Toupee, (DDB Sydney & ARC Edit, Australia)
Whatta Flakes – Transformation, (MullenLowe Philippines, Philippines)