Brigid Alkema, Kate Roydhouse, Raymond Otene McKay and Alistair McCready join D&AD juries

Brigid Alkema, Kate Roydhouse, Raymond Otene McKay and Alistair McCready join D&AD juries

D&AD today announced the jury members that will preside over the judging of the organisation’s 2022 Awards programme, including leading creative thinkers from the APAC region.

Representing New Zealand on the jury is:
Radio & Audio Jury:
Brigid Alkema, Chief Creative Officer, Clemenger BBDO Wellington

Cinematography Jury:
Kate Roydhouse, Executive Producer, Sweetshop

Digital Jury:
Raymond Otene McKay, Chief Creative Officer, RUN

Type Design Jury:
Alistair McCready, Typeface Designer, Monolith

Being indigenous to Aotearoa, McKay is excited to share his unique cultural perspectives with fellow judges and the wider D&AD community.
Says McKay: “It’s great to be included in something as prestigious as the D&AD Awards. As an indigenous person of Aotearoa, it’s a step in the right direction that M?ori are starting to be included in these international juries. And even better that it’s supporting those underrepresented coming through to the industry too – this is definitely something we need more of.”
This year’s jury features some of APAC’s biggest and brightest names, such as Yah-Leng Yu (Creative Director & Principal, Foreign Policy Design Group), Kainaz Karmakar (Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy), Ayano Takase (Graphic Designer, TKSING) and Shiho Fukuhara (Artist, Technology Integration Lead, Google) – each of whom represent the breadth of creative potential that D&AD seeks to celebrate through its awards. They will be in charge of reviewing and recognising exceptional work created within the past year in the belief that platforming creative thinking is always worthwhile.

Following the success of past virtual editions, D&AD will continue its digital-first approach to the 2022 awards to guarantee the safety of its members, jury, and participants. D&AD’s distinguished jurors will once again assemble virtually to review the work, holding each piece to the same high standards that the awards are renowned for. The only exceptions are the Book Design, Graphic Design, Magazine & Newspaper Design, Packaging Design and Product Design categories, where in-person judging is essential.

Says Donal Keenan, awards director at D&AD: “Now in its 60th year, the D&AD Awards have grown to incorporate more than 40 categories judged by a cohort of nearly 400 of the world’s leading creative minds. Each year, our Judges ensure that the awards maintain the highest possible standard for judging, making it one of the ultimate creative accolades. Their expertise and insight will be invaluable when determining this year’s winners and which innovative, creative work will stand the test of time and inspire a global community of creative thinkers.”

The full list of confirmed Jury Presidents and Judges from APAC can be viewed below. Entries for the awards will be closing on Wednesday 16th March 2022. For further information about the categories and how to enter visit the D&AD website here.